All sociological concepts and scholars worldwide would be meaningless if they failed to make humans’ lives and issues reasonable and understandable. A sociologist studies society and the various forces that affect humans. Arguably, the purpose of sociology as a science is to make life meaningful and worthwhile.
Without sociology and sociologists, it is possible that humans would never understand their existence or even make sense of their lives. Sociology is, therefore, a necessary science that explains the life of human beings, the factors influencing such life, and the manner in which such (life) should be managed.
There exist many sociologists around the world since the emergence of life and discipline. A majority of such sociologists have renowned works that make them famous and great. However, no sociologist seems to get the essence of science better than Mills.
His sociological concept stands out due to its ability to define individuals’ lives and troubles by connecting them to social problems. Therefore, this essay explains Mills’ sociological imagination’ and why the concept is referred to as foundational in sociology.