In The Sociological Imagination, C. Wright Mills described sociology as the intersection of biography and history and defined the “sociological imagination” as the ability to see the connections between individual experiences (biography) and the larger socio-historical context of those experiences (history).
In this essay, you will exercise your sociological imagination by placing your own family experience in its larger socio-historical context. How have its cultural and historical contexts influenced your family’s priorities, the organization of family life, and the division of family roles? What three sociological theories can be applied to your family? How does your own family compare with the media portrayal of the family you described and analyzed in Project 2? (Boondocks was the family I used to describe in Project 2)
My family consisted of my mother, father, sister, and brother. My father died when I was 13 years old. My mom then began rasising her children with a tough hand to get ready for adulthood.