Please explain the concept of the sociological imagination and give two examples by applying the concept.
From my notes:
The Sociological Imagination
o Sociology is the study of human society.
o In the mid-twentieth century, sociologist C. Wright Mills argued that we need to use our sociological imagination to think critically about the social world around us.
o The sociological imagination is the ability to connect one’s personal experiences to society at large and greater historical forces. Using our sociological imagination allows us to “make the familiar strange” or to question habits or customs that seem “natural” to us.