Sociological Imagination In Mills's Promise

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In the “Promise”, Mills suggests that the promise of sociological imagination is rooted in the social sciences. Mills concluded that the role of the scholar is to distinguish and recognize the difference between the personal troubles of members of society and the underlying issues that effect society as a whole. Mills also states that ordinary people are too caught up in everyday events to acquire the quality of mind necessary to embrace biography and history. Not only to possess biography and history, but also the relationship between the two throughout society.

Mills "promise" is the promise of sociological imagination, which is the ability to view individual experience, history and present events as a collegial whole.

Mills makes the distinction
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