SOCS 185 CCCCD Sociological Imagination of Substance Abuse Paper


1. Textbook: Kendall, D. (2017). Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials (11th Edition). Cengage Limited.

2. the worksheet attached is to work you through the essay

For this assignment, conduct scholarly research on a different private or individualistic act that could be regarded as a broader social problem or social issue, something other than suicide. You may choose one of the following or a topic of your own:

  • Homelessness
  • Veteran homelessness
  • Domestic violence
  • Addiction
  • Obesity

In an essay, address the following:

  • Thoroughly explain what the sociological imagination is
  • Thoroughly examine how and why the sociological imagination helps understand the personal problem you chose as your topic for this essay
  • Compare and contrast the outside research you find on your topic with the textbook’s descriptions of sociological studies of suicide, specifically.