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Describe the key features of the sociological imagination providing your own examples as well as those from MillsWithin this assignment I am aiming to describe the key features of the sociological imagination I will begin with discussing the background history of Mills and how the sociological imagination came along Secondly I will explore Mills explanation and discuss the key ideas that Mills has put forward By doing this it will allow me to put forward my own ideas It will also allow me to provide my own examples of what I perceive as the sociological imagination The point of me doing this assignment is so I am able to grasp the usefulness of the sociological imagination as it allows us to understand the relationships of an individuals biography within society C Wright Mills was an American sociologist who had studied at the University of Texas Over the years Mills theories were associated with Max Weber Mills saw society from a holistic view where there is a relation between individuals and society which therefore has an impact on how an individual may act within society For example religion may have an effect on a persons beliefs and values and how they may behave this is also known to be the link between a persons biography and history in a nutshell this is linked to Max Webers idea of rationalization Mills wrote about the sociological imagination in the 1950s this period was an important era in the USA as world war two had just finished After the world war two had finished there was a period called the post-war boom This was a period where a lot of businesses and industries had opened within the USA By this taking place it meant that there were many jobs available for people and it even expanded jobs for women who were also able to work such as doing jobs like knitting this therefore allowed women to
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