Sociological Imagination In History

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There are certain events in history that can shape a person’s entire life, whether they know it or not. These events are also what shape an entire society and its culture. That is where sociological imagination takes place. Sociological imagination is described as an understanding of both an individual’s life and the history of a society. To me, the most historic event that shaped me is the Eritrean War. In the late 50s Muslim Eritreans were suffering under Ethiopian federation. Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I wanted to create a union between Eritrea and Ethiopia, but he would destroy any distinct signs of Eritrea’s cultural practices. The government formed a constitution where Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia at the time, would…show more content…
It really shows how our community comes together for these times. We have so many holidays where we have fully dedicated events to cater to that specific day. Martyrs Day is a day when everyone goes to the capitol and lights a candle to remember the soldiers that lost their lives. We also have Women’s Day which is a little more festive where there are actual performances. My friends and I are usually one of the performers where we do a traditional dance in our cultural clothing and hairstyles. This the day we celebrate all the women soldiers that fought in the…show more content…
I got the job by getting very close to a family member that had the connections to get me the job. The person who organized the festival didn’t know who I was, but she knew where I came from and felt that I would be a good fit for the festival. I never went around to preach about Eritrea and its history, but I did let people know if they were to ask. Eritrea is still a new country, so a lot of people are unaware of it. I feel like the people back home can relate to not knowing much about American culture, other than what they see on tv. In school retaining this knowledge on Eritrea’s past is very beneficial. I’ve had so many projects, essays, and any homework topic all about Eritrea. It was the easiest topic for me because I grew up listening to all the stories. They’ve become very personal the more I hear about all the people that have died. The people back home can relate to this because they actually witnessed all the stories that were being told to me. They were there when all the fights were happening, and when the war the war finally

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