Sociological imagination is the capability to think outside the box about our everyday lives in order to make reason of them and connect them to the wider society. An example of this would be if you are stressing on finding a job, look at the greater picture and ask yourself how did this public issue develop of not being able to acquire jobs easily. Social structure are the physical things, and social constructions are the set of ideas. An example of this would be laws. Ender social construction the law becomes the behaviors that are enforced for society, on the other hand social Truckee is where the laws come from and are created. Ethnography is the research of being able to provide a full description of every day occurrence in life. Qualitative and quantitative research method are the two ways in which one can research them. For example you would use a Qualitative research method when trying to find Cultures, values, and norms relate to colonization because these are the things you need to acquire in order to develop a sense of self.
Culture helps you develop a knowing of where your come from, values help your decide hat is wrong and what is right, norms help you understand the social behavior which is expected from you. Mead explained the “self’ to have two stages the “MS’ and “I”. The me represents the way you look at the world by social interactions and by what society says. The I represents the way you look at the world from your personal opinion. An example of this would be if Society says its k to kill animals for food, its k, but the “l” in me says it is not right.
The dramatically perspective is the idea that people live out their everyday ivies performing. Coffman basically explained them in different concepts, three of which are Impression management, civil inattention, and non verbal communication. Marten’s Deviance Typology explains the 5 ways people live their life. They are either a Conformist, Innovations, Ritualistic, Retreats, or a Rebel. A conformist is a person who succeeds by going to a university and getting a degree. An innovations is someone who succeeds by not by the means accepted by society for example a male striper.