Sociological Imagination, By C. Wright Mills Essay

816 Words Mar 3rd, 2015 4 Pages
Nowadays modern information is not only data what people need, it can be a method to interact with the society. In this Age of Fact, people’s attention is dominated by information. Mill stated that “what people need, and what they feel they need is a quality of mind that will help them to use information in order to achieve lucid summations of what is going on in the world, and what may be happening within themselves”(Mills,page2). If people try to understand and know the current events, it would be beneficial for them. Sociological imagination helps the people to understand other’s own problem and interpret it socially.
The sociological imagination is a sociological term used by C. Wright Mills. Sociological imagination is the ability to see the relationship between individual experiences, the larger society and history. People do not personalize personal troubles to others but sublimate to public issues. The range of sociological imagination is not limited, and it can occur in various categories. If this imagination accrues, it will become a part of history which can change the society. For example, if a person who lost a job felt frustrated and committed a suicide, his private matter will cause the issue in public society. The sociological imagination is useful because it will cause the individuals’ personal problems will be turned as social matters that society wants to take care of. The personal problems will be focused as a social issue rather than indifferent and…

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