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The Sociological Imagination

Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. The appendix provides some guidance on how to conduct such research.

I’m not a sociologist, but I have read enough sociology Weber, Veblen, Durkheim, others to sustain at least a vague interest in it, and I couldn’t manage that here. All of this boils down to a myriad of ‘microscopic’ studies which cannot be logically construed together to A seminal production in social science from one of it’s most iconic figures.

Research for him requires tacking back and forth between various perspectives, not just myopically stuck in one arbitrary view. Whilst the book itself is about 2 stars, the appendix is 5. Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology in the United States, calling for a humanist sociology connecting the social, personal, and historical dimensions of our lives.

Those of illiberal practicality tend to be actually working within the bureaucratic system only focusing on the problems “chosen” by those with great power within the system p. May 20, leighcia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 12, Abby rated it liked it.

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A must read for sociology student. Sep 19, Simon Bailey rated it really liked it Shelves: If Mills is not the smartest author I’ve read recently he is certainly one of the clearest thinkers. Aug 31, Trevor rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.


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I read it with four friends. What I like most about him is he goes out of his way to be as clear as possible — something that academics and academic writing often tries to avoid as if on pain of death.

To summarize his stance on the subject: Sociology sociologicq generally defined as trying to work out where we sit on a particular spectrum. We liked the book. The sociological imagination Mills cnarles for is a sociological vision, a way of looking at the world that can see links between the apparently private problems of the individual and important social issues.

For example, at loot. In this book, Mills criticizes the two dominant methods of studying sociology grand theory and abstracted empiricismand then goes on to delineate the sociological imagination—a way of studying society that factors in historical, political and individual factors, that does not get too lofty with grandiose theories and abstractions nor too mired in the numbers and statistics of abstracted empiricism.

And we do that despite the evidence, rather than because of it. Mills’ sociological imagination is one’s reliance on the pursuit of knowledge steeped in sensible, human drives.

Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. The first half of it is essentially a polemic against the trends he sees in post-war sociology that he sees as divergent from classical humanistic sociology that sets out to solve real problems in the world. It is sort of an opportunity to talk about all of my favourite things. His book is a pretty interesting look at sociology that matters and tries to make change as well as the interplay that happens between the individual biographical and the societal historical when making change.

The appendix ‘On Intellectual Craftsmanship’ is a fantastic outline of how a sociologist or student of any social science ought to conduct themself. Wright Mills is best remembered for his highly acclaimed work The Sociological Imaginationin which he set forth his views on how social science should be pursued.

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sociologics Mills makes some great arguments on what social scientists’ real purpose imagiacion responsibility should be – focusing on the relationship between the individual and social structures when defining research problems, comparing structures to the societies and historical eras they exist in, and taking on a political role by informing the public of serious societal issues.


Mills’ description of the way in which Americans tend to perceive problems as emanating from the individual – rather than considering larger, structural forces at play – captures the predominance of reductionist thinking in American society.

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It’s an interesting book but hard to understand. I am not primarily interested in becoming a faculty member at a traditional four-year institution of higher learning. He accuses researchers of too often bending to the biases of the institutions of which they are a part, or, perhaps more grievously, to those supplying the money. He suggests that we view everything through the intersection of history, biography, and sociology, and that we multidisciplinary approaches to finding solutions for sociological problems.

It gives a prescription for how to view problems and solutions within society, instead of assuming that they exist in a vacuum. Curiously, Mills himself is aware that contemporary society is changing “We are at the ending of what is called The Modern Age Feb 06, David Schaafsma rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s a hard read at first, and you start of kind of hating Mills and thinking he’s an arrogant sod, but by the time I got to the solution chapters, I had begun to “get it” The Sociological Imagination is a term coined by Mills to describe the way that good sociologists view a problem and the possible solutions.

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