Sociological Perspective : The Sociological Imagination Essay

816 Words Dec 7th, 2015 4 Pages
After the first two weeks of class, we learned from both of the assigned readings each night, combined with the discussions and note taking the following days in class, an introduction to what society really consists of. Also we learned the basics of a handful of social functions. The first few chapters focuses on things such as culture and a group of people’s values in their world; so as we read further into the subject of Sociology, we will begin to see more and more of just how exactly the sociological imagination is identified. Chapter one in our textbook explains in great detail what makes a society exists, and the ways in which it forms over time. By the time you have read only a page or two, you will already know that a society is a group of people who share either the same culture, or a similar culture and territory. The beginning of this chapter also explains “the sociological perspective”. Rather than this referring to the actual group of people, the sociological perspective is the context in which people live. When social factors are tied in such as social integration and patterns of behavior, a society of individual is created including specific norms, beliefs and values; however, each society differs from one to the next. As we travel further towards the end of chapter one, we discussed research methods and theories within the field of Sociology. For example, the key points throughout the textbook and discussions in class clearly state that sociologists will…

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