C. Wright Mills: The Sociological Imagination

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As defined in the Chapter 1 notes, the sociological imagination is “a quality of mind that allows us to understand the relationship between our individual circumstances and larger social forces” (Popp, slide 5). This concept came forth in 1959 when sociologist C. Wright Mills wrote and published his book called “The Sociological Imagination”. In writing this book, Mills challenged dominant sociological ideas of his time, encouraging other sociologists to open their minds and think creatively about how social forces impact individuals. C. Wright Mills compared sociological research and sociological thought by suggesting that sociological research has become limited to the professors of sociology, meanwhile sociological thought is limitless because it is guided by intellectual concerns (Elwell). Mills…show more content…
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