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Philosophy Sociology Psychology

Mid-Term Assignment




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Table of Content
Cover……………………………………………….………………………..Page 1
Introduction…………………………………….…………………….…..Page3
Question 1) What is Sociological Imagination?...........Page4/5
Question 2) What do We mean when we say nobody
understands Insanity?.......................................................................Page6
Conclusion/References……………………………………………..Page7







Introduction
In this assignment I will answer the Two questions given in class by the lecturer which are:
• What is Sociological Imagination? and
• What do we mean, when we say no one understands insanity?
I will use help from online sources and material given in class (slide about D.L. Rosenhan, 1973, on being sane in insane places.) given by the lecturer to help me develop ideas and reach a good conclusion and understanding of the questions above. I will also analyse Sociological Imagination based on C. Wright Mills ideas, I will develop my own ideas on sociological imagination and also have a critical analysis on insanity and sanity, explaining why is difficult or almost impossible to differentiate the sane from the insane. I will also relate inanity to Sociological imagination. This assignment contains references and aconclusion.


Question 1) What is Sociological Imagination?

Sociological imagination, is a neologism of sociology, analysed by the American social scientist C. Wright Mills in 1959, that seeks to describe the connection process between the person's individual experience with social institutions under which they live, and their own place in the history of mankind. It is the ability to develop sociologists to analyze the connection of the everyday life of individuals with their social problems. It is an unusual kind of thought that establishes connections between broader individual and...