What one quality of mind do all great sociologists possess?
According to C. Wright Mills, it’s the ability to “see things as they are.” In his book The Sociological Imagination, he talks about how a sociologist must be able to “analyze society in its complexity and see it whole” in order for their work to have any meaning or value.
This is a skill that is not easily attained by many people – but if you’re willing to put in the time and effort, this blog post will show you some tips on how you can get there too! This article is part of a series on becoming a sociologist.
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What One Quality of Mind Do All Great Sociologists Possess?
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This article discusses what one quality all great sociologists possess, which according to C. Wright Mills is the ability “to see things as they are.”
He talks about how seeing society and understanding it whole or from complexity isn’t easily attained by many people but if readers are willing to put in time and effort, he shows them some tips that might help attain such skills.