The Importance Of Sociology

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all over the world, people keeps on asking why certain people behave differently, and why our societies varies, and the quest to understand this is kind of overwhelming. And since I’m part of the people who keeps on asking these type of questions and how the social world influences us, sociology is the discipline that can help us to understand ourselves better. It also helps examines how the social world influences the way we think, feel and act. It also provide insight into what is going on in a situation and even the present alternatives. Sociology emerged around the middle of 1500s-1700s, when social observers began to use scientific methods to test and find answers to the questions being raised about the social world. In 1789, the …show more content…
Martineau believed in the rights of women, fight against slavery and the social practices and their effect on society. Du bois also believed in equality in social injustice. He believed that white society on allows African-American to see themselves through the eyes of others. The importance of the Sociological Imagination by C. Wright Mills in his article “The Sociological Imagination” so that individuals and societies as a whole will be able to understand and relate the situations in which they live their daily lives to their societies and their countries issues that affect them. Without sociological imagination, people will not be able to see the various societal issues that affect them and they will not be able to determine if these issues needs changes to better their day to day activities or lives. According to C. Wright Mills, “to think ourselves away from the familiar routines of our daily live in order to look at them anew” means that we need to step back and look at things from a different perspective. From the Panopticon to Disney world is one place that we need to look …show more content…
us to do. The sociological imagination enables us to understand the larger historical scene in terms of its meaning for the inner life and the external career of a variety of individuals. In The
Stick up Kids”, Contreras talked about “how the early 1900s, where the Bronx had gone from an idyllic country escape to a posh city, full of style (Contreras 2013: pg 37) and also talked about its decline after the Second World War. All these means that society shapes how individuals act and do things. He also talked about how people begun to act in desperation after the decline and how they begun to fight each other to survive.
Some circumstances that led them to join drug trade was because of the demise of New York
City’s manufacturing economy. Since there was decline in terms of manufacturing jobs, unemployment was on the increase so they have sought other options to help feed family and pay rent. “However, between 1947 and 1976, New York City lost about five hundred thousand factory jobs, many to non-unionized regions of the country” (Contreras 2013: pg

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