Sociological imagination

Type of insight offered by the discipline of sociology / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sociological imagination is a term used in the field of sociology to describe a framework for understanding social reality that places personal experiences within a broader social and historical context.[1]

It was coined by American sociologist C. Wright Mills in his 1959 book The Sociological Imagination to describe the type of insight offered by the discipline of sociology.[2]:5,7 Today, the term is used in introductory sociology textbooks to explain the nature of sociology and its relevance in daily life.[1]