Sociological Imagination In Social Media

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What is sociological imagination? C. Wright Mills defined the sociological imagination as the capacity for individuals to understand the relationship between their individual lives and the broad social forces that influence them. In other words, the sociological imagination helps people link their own individual biographies to the broader forces of social life: "Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both" (Mills 1959). In this assignment. I will use the sociological imagination to analyze a situation which had a huge impact on me, which will be body image and how media and family affect it. What is Body images in the first place? Body image is a person mental description…show more content…
Body image has become such a big issue among society especially females mostly. According to Mariana Gozalo, states “Using Will’s sociological imagination, I thought about how there are girls who wish to look skinny because it is what is being idolized on TV and magazines and online ads. “Social media make us believe that there is a “ideal body” shape. In my opinion, there is no such a thing as the ideal body shape, because everyone is beautiful in their own individual way. Many females get tricked by social media and that causes many psychological and medical problems. Main eating disorders. They tend to overthink or starve themselves to look more skinner. But they don’t realize that until it is too…show more content…
What I mean by healthy diets? It means having a good variety of food daily which will leave less space for foods that have high in fat and sugar. For examples: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc. Together will help you lose the weight and decrees your risk to have any type of disease. How does family affect our body images? Sometimes they comment about a person body part without realizing that it might affect the person mind. She or he might start thinking negatively about themselves. According to Cate Curtis and Cushla states that “The home and family environment have been found to be an important influence when it comes to young people’s body image; both explicit weight-related comments and implicit parental modelling may have adverse effects on adolescents”. That’s why family need to be careful with their actions towards children because you never know what will

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