In order to experience another view of life, we must create a situation in which we are completely unfamiliar with the territory to truly perceive what it is that we are seeing. The sociological imagination is a method of understanding how personal situations are affected or influenced by larger social processes. It is how we can interpret and [re]discover new or different ways of experiencing life by using macro and micro level forces.
2. The Industrial Revolution and the French and American Revolutions were a major turning point in world history. Sociologists such as Karl Marx, Émile Durkheim, and Max Weber took a stand and attempted to spread the ideas of social order, social change, and social inequality. Émile Durkheim was the founder of functionalist theory, a theory based on how social institutions shape society as a