The Importance Of Sociology
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