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the ability to see the connection between individual lives and larger social influences
the systematic study of social interaction at a variety of levels
Systematic study assumes social behavior is
Regular and patterned
the process of acting toward and reacting to people around us
Social interaction is interaction between:
Groups, individuals, nations
Sociology studies how we are
Sociology is more than
Social imagination distinguishes between:
- Personal troubles (biography)
- Structural issues (public and historical)
Who developed Social imagination?
C Wright Mills
focuses on small-scale patterns of individuals’ social interaction in specific settings
focuses on large-scale patterns and processes that characterize society as a whole
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