according to c wright mills, the ability to see how social conditions affect our lives.
the realities of the life we create together as social beings
an approach to the study of human societies and human behavior in the groups that make up a society
an approach to the study of sociology that focuses on the patterns of social interaction at the individual level (interaction in small groups; self image; enactment of roles, etc)
an approach to the study o sociology that focuses on the major structures and institutions of society (revolutions; intercontinental migrations; emergence of new institutions, etc)
middle- level sociology
an approach to the study of sociology that focuses on relationships between social structures and the individual (relations in bureaucracies; social movements, participation in communities, organizations, tribes, etc)