Essay: Philip Zimbardoc
In 1959 C. Wright Mills wrote his book, ‘Sociological Imagination’. He coined the term to describe the understanding that can be offered by Sociology, and how it can enable us to observe situations from a wider angle, rather than our own limited world view (3).
In order to counter these feelings, Mills says, we need to understand how our lives and society interact. Kendall (6-7) defines sociological imagination as the ability to determine the relationship between social forces at large and how they influence our actions.