C. Wright Mills "promise" is the promise of sociological imagination, which he saw as the ability to view individual experience, history and currently unfolding events as a synergistic whole. He believed that ordinary pe... More »

C. Wright Mills? book ?The Sociological Imagination,? which is a prime example of sociological autobiography, seeks to explain personal experience in terms of larger social forces. For instance, many family stories about... More »

Some examples of sociological imagination are the ability to see things interactively, an understanding of how personal issues are connected to public issues and a comprehension of knowledge that is outside of the daily ... More »

Shakespeare's works deliver short insults such as beef-witted, hell-hated, fly-bitten, milk-livered and reeky, and more complex insults such as "A most notable coward, an infinite and endless liar, an hourly promise brea... More »

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"In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens" by Alice Walker is a collection of autobiographical short stories that focus on Walker's understanding of womanist theory and her experience during the Civil Rights Movement. The short... More »

In Shakespeare's tragedy, "Romeo and Juliet," Mercutio says, "A plague o' both your houses" because the feud between the Capulet and Montague families has led to the events that resulted in his death. He speaks these wor... More »

The main theme of “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury is the speculative influence of seemingly unimportant events from the past to the present time. The first to introduce the scientific foundations of such influence w... More »