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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Self to Other: Forms of 'imagination'

Book: "The Sociological Imagination"


INDIVIDUAL
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INTER-PERSONAL : SCIENCES
HUMANISTIC -------------------------------------------------- MECHANISTIC
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
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GROUP

Self
Person
Biography
imagination and creativity
individual values

Sociologist C. Wright Mills, who created the concept and wrote the definitive book about it, defined the sociological imagination as “the vivid awareness of the relationship
 between [individual] experience ...

'Thought experiment'

...and the wider society." (Crossman, 2019).

Charles Wright Mills (1916-1962)
The Sociological Imagination, 1959
Political 
imagination ACTION!

growth
climate change
universal health care
antibiotic resistance
pollution
corruption
fake news


My source:
Dillow, C. (2019) The demise of growth stocks, Investors Chronicle, 13-19 December, 210:2680, pp.16-17.

Additional links:

C.Wright Mills: On Intellectual Craftsmanship
https://brettworks.com/2010/11/04/c-wright-mills-on-intellectual-craftsmanship/

Crossman, Ashley. "Definition of the Sociological Imagination and Overview of the Book." ThoughtCo, Oct. 25, 2019, thoughtco.com/sociological-imagination-3026756