Sociological Imagination C Wright Mills Analysis

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C. Wright Mills introduced the concept of “the sociological imagination” to allow a person to connect his or her personal struggle with a public issue. For example, a child star that is now in her late 20s has lost her fame, and has created an image of being a wild crack addict person. She starts blaming herself for destroying her own life and for giving herself a bad reputation. However, by using her sociological imagination, she sees that there are other child stars in her generation that have had fallen into the same path, and that the entertainment industry might have something to do with it. Mills’ view of the structure of society will help the person to recognize that there is a much bigger force that directly affects her and other child

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