Read/review the following resources for this activity:
- Minimum of 1 outside scholarly source
Initial Post Instructions
Sociologist C. Wright Mills preferred to call the sociological perspective the sociological imagination, and he saw it transforming personal troubles into public issues. Let us begin our discussion this week by considering suicide, which is thoroughly explored in Chapter 1 of the textbook.
For the initial post, address the following:
- How does the sociological imagination help to examine private acts such as suicide within a larger societal context?
- What are some examples of social forces influencing youth suicide trends in the United States, suicide trends in India, and suicide trends in the U.S. military?
- Use the sociological imagination to explain your observations, and how the sociological imagination helps us consider the causes and possible solutions to suicide.