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    Wright Mills used the term sociological imagination to describe the ability to look at issues from a sociological perspective. The sociological perspective is a quality of the mind that allows us to understand the relationship between our particular situation in life and what is happening at the social level. He defines sociological imagination as “the vivid awareness of the relationship between experience and the wider society”. The sociological imagination enables us to see how seemingly personal aspects of our lives are in fact very much influenced by the broader social conditions. An example would be unemployment, if someone loses his or her job, a person might think that this is a personal issue and that it is his or her personal problem that he or she does not have a job. However, if we begin to look around and see that millions of other workers just like him or her are also losing their job from the same kinds of reasons. We might begin to understand that our personal or private concern is actually a part of broader social problems in our society. The sociological imagination allows us to get out of our own head with regard to how we think about social problems and it allows us to step in another person’s shoes, to see things from their perspective and to try as hard as we can to understand why that…

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    How do we understand the social world? This is one of the prominent questions in sociology that can be answered by sociological perspectives. Preceding the question is the definition of sociology along with briefly exploring its development throughout the 15th to 19th century to expound on the importance of its study. After defining and understanding sociological theories as the fundamentals of sociology, a scenario will be used to analyze and apply their principles. How sociology can…

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    From a sociological point of view, health and illness play an important role in society. Structural functionalist’s see society as interrelated parts that function to maintain balance within the society. Each individual within a society has designated roles that they must perform in order to do their part within a society. According to this paradigm, illness is seen as a dysfunction as it inhibits an individual from performing their designated role, threatening the balance and stability of the…

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    Sociology itself isn’t the study of just a single facet of society but rather how each and every aspect works together to create the world that we live in. It’s easy to focus all of our attention on ourselves. We live in a society that is extremely selfish and tends to disregard the problems of others. We disassociate ourselves from the aspects of society that we don’t believe affect us. The reality of this, however, as stated by C. Wright Mills in his article The Sociological Perspective, is…

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    The ability of an individual to recognize who they are, related to others around them, is a skill that can’t be taught, but more so, learned through experience. How we interact with our peers can give great insight to how we come to better understand them. As a health professional, it is important to self reflect on our actions towards others and recognize the areas that may be bias. Nurses are involved in the many areas of our patients lives, not only their physical health, but also the areas…

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    There is philosophical principle that states something like this, every man thinks as he lives. This means that the way you perceive the world is very influenced by the way you have been race in it. It is not coincidental that the majority of the people in Springfield are of conservative ideas, or that nighty-four percent of religious people in the United States are Christians. If you are race in a conservative or Christian household, chances are that you will become one yourself. When I…

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    The study of human behavior is constantly being analyzed in order to understand the structure of society. Sociologists study the changes of society by looking at different perspectives that focus on specific small events and larger social patterns. They determine how people can ultimately influence and change society over time. Sociologists base their theories by using various theoretical perspectives that set the framework for their observations. One theoretical perspective is known as the…

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    day, humans interact and have relationships with each other in different ways. Sociology is how social scientists use systematic and objective, critical thinking to understand how humans and society function. Sociologists utilize three main sociological perspectives - functionalism, conflict, and interactionism – in order to describe how the world works (Schaefer 2015). The functionalist theory, introduced by Émile Durkheim, attempts to explain society like a living organism such as a tree…

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    There are three main sociological perspectives and they are functionalist perspective, conflict perspective, and interactionist perspective. In the functionalist perspective, it looks at the society as a system with interrelated parts working together to maintain stability for the society. The conflict perspective focuses on the tensions and conflicts that exist in a stable society. The interactionist perspective shows how a person acts in the society. The sociological perspective entails in…

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    Sociological Perspectives What is sociological perspective? What are the main/key components? Henslin definition of sociological perspective is “Stresses the social contexts in which people live.”(Henslin, 2015) meaning that many factors of socialization influence people's lives. There are three main sociological perspective in sociology- functional, conflict, and symbolic interactionism. Functional perspective is mainly produced by Herbert Spencer, and Emile Durkheim. Herbert Spencer was…

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