Sociological Imagination is described as the capacity of an individual to shift from a personal perspective to that of another person, people, society or community either politically or psychologically (Rose, 1964) for instance shifting from the assessment of a single family to the relative evaluation of countries national budgets or from the assessment of obesity challenges in America to the understanding of civil wars in African countries like South Sudan. Sociological Imaginer therefore has the ability and capacity to uproot his/her own experiences and feelings with the desire to understand others feelings and experiences.
Sociological imagination allows us to come to terms with the fact social outcomes are solemnly based on things that individuals do or take part in. IT leads us to the realization that certain things in our society will definitely lead to certain results and outcomes. These outcomes have either a positive or a negative impact on the lives of an individual or people. There are factors at play that can shape these outcomes for a favorable result (Keen, 1999). These factors include; societal norms, personal or people’s motives, prevailing circumstances, the present time period and the company the person/s keep. Therefore, what we are bound to do, who we really are and the people we become are fashioned by the aforementioned factors and this leads to either a positive or negative outcome.
It’s the ability of viewing things socially, how these this interact and how this interaction influences one another. This thus requires that an individual pulls away from a situation and looks at the situation from a different alternate point of view. Social imagination leads an individual to acquire a lot of knowledge about a situation but this only comes if they uproot themselves from their immediate personal conditions and look at things from bigger and wider context...