Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sociology Chapter 1 Analysis

So far in Soc, we have covered the historical aspects of Sociology. The interest  for such studies was originally derived when men started to question the beliefs that everything was divinely pre-decided. Once men began to question such beliefs revolutions would occur. Amidst these revolutions, visionaries began to observe the psychological and sociological effects on humans.
          Sociology is considered a science, because it is practiced through observation, statistics, and data collection.
         Among the ideas of sociology is sociological imagination, which is discussed by C. Wright Mills in the paper The Promise. Sociological imagination is the ability to determine the difference between large scale social factors and the actions of individuals. Mills discusses how people have the capacity to relate individual events with historical change.

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