“The fascination of sociology lies in the fact that its perspective makes us see in a
new light the very world in which we have lived all our lives”
"The sociological imagination is a quality of mind that seems most dramatically to
promise an understanding of the intimate realities of ourselves
in connection with larger social realities"
--C. Wright Mills
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in
various ways; the point is to change it"
“Sociology is a science which attempts the interpretive understanding of social action
in orderthereby to arrive at a causal explanation of its course and effects"