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Chapter 1

MSL Chapter 1- T

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Summer 2011

Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA01H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon
Chapter
1

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MSL 1: Part 1: The Sociological Perspective: 1- The Promise
The more aware we are of ambitions and the threats to our ambitions
oThe more trapped they feel they are by their ambitions
The sense of being trapped shows impersonal changes in the structure of
societies
Facts of history= success/failure of men
Dont usually define troubles by historical changes
oNot shown by ups and downs of society
Connection b/w their own lives and the course of world history
Information dominates attention
Sociological Imagination:
oEnables the person to understand the later historical scene in terms of
its meaning for the inner life and the external career of a variety of
people
oHelps us grasp relationships b/w societies
1stly,
oIndividuals can understand his own experience and gauge his own
fate by finding himself within his own society
3 main questions asked:
oWhat is the structure of this particular society as a whole?
oWhat does this society stand for?
oWhat varieties of men and women now prevail in this society and in
this period?
Imagination- capacity to switch from one perspective to another
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MSL 1: Part 1: The Sociological Perspective: 1- The Promise The more aware we are of ambitions and the threats to our ambitions o The more trapped they feel they are by their ambitions The sense of being trapped shows impersonal changes in the structure of societies Facts of history= successfailure of men Dont usually define troubles by historical changes o Not shown by ups and downs of society Connection bw their own lives and the course of world history Information dominates attention Sociological Imagination: o Enables the person to understand the later historical scene in terms of
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