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Stretching Exercises: Stimulating the Sociological Imagination

  • John Eldridge

Abstract

C. Wright Mills’s The Sociological Imagination has achieved legendary status in the 50 or so years since its publication. I have always enjoyed it primarily for its intellectual and moral challenge but also for its mischievous sense of fun. According to Mills: ‘To be aware of the idea of social structure and to use it with sensibility is to be capable of tracing such linkages among a great variety of milieux. To be able to do that is to possess the sociological imagination’ (Mills 1959: 10–11).

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