When reading the works by Stephanie Coontz, Simon Davis, and Charles A. Gallagher, it was easy to see that all three have sociological imaginations. This was even more clear when referring back to C.W. Mills’ explanation and examples of sociological imagination.
In the work by Coontz, she explains how relations between adults and teens are strained, not because there are more bad kids or bad parents, but because of changes in the social structure (1997, 8). Coontz explains this by saying, “The most common dilemma facing adolescents, and the one that probably causes the most conflicts with adults, is their ‘rolelessness’ in modern society …. today’s adolescents have very few opportunities to do socially necessary work” (1997, 8). By explaining the personal trouble between parents