The Sociological Imagination : C. Wright Mills

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C. Wright Mills defines the sociological imagination as, “what they need, and what they feel they need, is a quality of mind that will help them to use information and to develop reason in order to achieve lucid summations of what is going on in the world and of what may be happening within themselves”. Mills also says that the sociological imagination enables us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society. When I read Chapter One: The Promise from C. Wright Mills I had to read it multiple times before I got a small glimpse of what he was trying to say. When I read his definition of the sociological imagination I thought about what it meant to me. The way I understood the sociological imagination is…show more content…
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