Sociological Imagination By C.wright Mills

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The social scientist is not some autonomous being standing outside society, the question is where he (sic) stands within it . . . (Mills, 1959, p. 204) . . . learn to use your life experience in your intellectual work: continually to examine it and interpret it. (Mills, 1959, p. 216)
Sociological imagination by C.Wright Mills can be defined as addressing social problems by relating the individuals personal trouble with the way society is organized and structured” (Tepperman & Albanese, 2014,p. 2). Sociological imagination is the ability to see things socially and how they interact and influence our daily lives and each other. To have a sociological imagination, we need to be able to pull ourselves away from the situation and to be able to …show more content…

Education is an essential part of my life as it presents me with skills towards learning and attaining knowledge; it creates values of proper conduct as in the societal norms; and provides me with the necessary technical expertise to bring about the desired societal change in future (Mills, 2000). My main goal is to excel in school, and become a highly Certified Human Resource Manager, to obtain a better future and to make my parents proud. While engaging in C.Wright Mills’ idea that sociology describes the intersection between history and biography, I will reflect on the problems that I have faced in my current educational experience and future in human resources management that are connected to the social institutions and in the large part to the social culture located in history.
Culture is defined as a powerful social force that’s influences our daily lifestyles and events (Tepperman & Albanese, 2014,p. 32). The day I relocated to Canada with my family two years ago, is still fresh in my mind. It was one of the best moments in my life, as well as an unexpected life changing experience that I will never forget. Growing up in Nigeria was like a dream, as I believed that I had it all; friends, family, love, care and everything one can possibly wish for. In Nigeria, our societal values and culture were way different from Canada and the meaning attached to the word ‘family’ was different, owing to the strong bonds,

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