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MSL nts. The Promise

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Fall 2010

Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA01H3
Professor
Mc Kinon

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MSL text notes
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C Wright Mills
x Former professor of sociology at Colombia University
x Is Critical of the U.S government and other social institutions where power is unfairly
concentrated
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and solutions to social problems
We feel trapped, in the sense that we cannot overcome our troubles. The more aware we become
of the ambitions and threats that transcend our immediate locales, the more trapped we seem to
feel.
Peoples roles, values and positions in society change with historical changes to a society. Wars,
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roles.
Neither the life of an individual or the history of a society can be understood without
understanding both.
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the very shaping of history now out paces the ability of men to orient themselves in accordance
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What we need is a quality of mind that will help us to use information and develop reason in
order to achieve lucid summations of what is going on in the world and what may be happening
within ourselves.
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period
To grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society
To work between the personal troubles of the milieu and the public issues of social structure
Those sociologists aware of their promise consistently ask these three questions:
1. What is the structure of this particular society as a whole?
2. Where does this society stand in human history
3. What varieties of men and women now prevail in this society and in this period?
A TROUBLE
x is a private matter
x Values cherished by an individual and felt by him to be threatened
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