One of the classes I am taking is called "Sociological Explorations". It reminds me of the movie Dead Poets Society. Our teacher is quite unconventional, and I am enjoying learning in a different way than usual. Right now we are studying a book by C.Wright Mills, called "The Sociological Imagination". Our assignment today was to write a poem about the sociological imagination. Here is my work of "art?"
To be a social scientist true
there are some things that you must do.
First of all, to get your thrills,
you must read books by C Wright Mills.
Don't let theory and method be your core
or let empiricism become your chore.
You must be able to incorporate
values and history, religion and state.
Don't work for "the Man" just to earn a buck.
If you do, you'll just be a schmuck.
Don't work to justify bureaucracy's creations,
instead use your brain; your sociological imagination!
Solving social problems must be your focus
as your work sociological hocus-pocus!
1 year ago