Core Assessment: Sociological Imagination

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Core Assessment: Sociological Imagination Sociology Abstract This paper will use the sociological perspective to discuss problems and issues in society. I will then discuss major theoretical perspectives that best explain these problems and issues and what some of the cultural components and elements contribute to the causes, effects and/or solutions to these problems. To sum up the first portion of this paper I will identify and discuss the relationship of the socialization process to the issue/problem, causes and solutions and what agents of socialization are important. To start the second part of this paper I will identify my own personal social class as it relates to my personal wealth, income, and occupational status, wealth and income. I will also identify my gender and race ad discuss consequences of each as it relates to my current or potential occupational status, wealth, income and restraints that my race may have in regards to access to educational opportunities. In the third part of my paper I will select two chapters from the text (Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach 10th ed.) and focus on how each sociologically affect myself and others. To end my paper I will use information from the text, other resources and my own personal experiences to critically evaluate the relationship between the institutions and the social trends and their effects on myself and others. Keywords: sociological imagination/perspective, theoretical perspectives, socialization, social institutions, social trends Core Assessment: Social Imagination Part 1: Sociological Perspective Sociological perspective stresses the social contexts in which people live. It examines how these contexts influence people’s lives. At the center of the sociological perspective is the question of how groups influence people, especially how
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