Questions- Sociologically-Informed Academic Essay on a Topic of Contemporary Interest
- Wright Mills’ notion of ‘sociological imagination’ is key to sociological thinking. He writes: “Perhaps the most fruitful distinction with which the sociological imagination works is between ‘the personal troubles of milieu’ and ‘the public issues of social structure’” […] because it “enables us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society”. How can this approach help to understand social class inequality?
- Over the last few decades, the Irish cultural landscape has significantly changed. What social factors might be contributing to a changing Ireland?
- Recently global attention has turned to consider the environmental challenges our planet is facing. How do sociologists help to explain how patterns of human behaviour create pressure on the natural environment?