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-Based on the readings assigned, provide a working definition of the Mills’ “sociological imagination”.
-In your response, make sure to conceptualize agents and structures.
-In addition, you must explain how these two concepts relate to each other. To received full credit, your work must reference Knorr, Coontz, and Mills’ articles. -When referencing these publications, do not just quote large sections of the piece. Instead, you need to paraphrase these scholars’ work, unpack the meaning of the sections you paraphrased and explain why they are important. (About 300 words)
-Find one example that in your opinion illustrates the concept of sociological imagination. For instance, you could briefly explain gender violence and/or police brutality. The trick to address this question is to look at the intersection between structures and agents. Keep in mind that that any of these cases could be rationalized as outcomes of personal (agent) decision. However, this would not be a sociological approach to the study of the social world. Relying on statistics or large social structures (i.e., patriarchy, racism) might help you to make your case. Remember that structures explain patterned behaviors.