Sociological Imagination: Connecting Personal Experiences With Public Issues
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If you thought drinking a cup of tea with your friend on a Saturday evening comes naturally to you, think again. In our daily lives, we take many things for granted or as common sense knowledge, but if we dig deeper we will find that what we take as common sense has a long and complex history. This practice of digging deeper or stepping away from our immediate experiences or daily rituals and looking at them from a new perspective is what American sociologist C. Wright Mills called the sociological imagination. Cultivating a sociological imagination is useful to understand why we do what we do. It is about understanding how our individual experiences are tied to larger social structures. Want to learn more about how the use of sociological imagination plays an important role in bringing about societal change? Dive into this module. 

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