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Explain how marginality and crisis may be relevant to ones life
Social marginality or being an "outsider" enhances sociological thinking. [ [ Aboriginals, women, gay people, those with disabilities and the aged are used to illustrate how certain socially significant characteristics can place people on the "outside" of social life, and make them more aware of social patterns others take for granted. Sociology and Social Crisis Secondly, social crisis can enhance sociological thinking. C. Wright Mills has suggested that historical periods characterized by massive change have resulted in increased sociological awareness. The massive unemployment of the
depression years, for example, could be seen as a product of social forces and not individual ineptitude. Conversely, sociological thinking itself can foment social change rather than simply result from it. Four general benefits of using the sociological perspective are reviewed. These include: It challenges familiar understandings about ourselves and others, so that we can critically assess the truth of commonly held assumptions. It allows us to recognize both opportunities we have and the constraints that circumscribe our lives. It empowers us as active members of our world through the grasp of our "sociological imagination", the capacity to comprehend the interplay between personal life and societal forces. It helps us to recognize human diversity and to begin to understand the challenges of living in a diverse world. ] ]
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