Sociological imagination is having the ability to perceive the social happenings in a society from a perspective where one can relate what happens with how things influence each other (Schaefer 45). In order to accomplish or rather undertake a sociological imagination, an individual is obliged to pull away from the situation and think from a different perspective.
According to Heen in her article entitled, Negotiating Conflicts, Part 1: Family Grudges, it is apparent that there exist conflicts in the society that stem from family issues particularly divorce, being a victim of the same, the author explains how this affects the children considering that, in her case, her father divorced her mother then remarried. The conflicts in her case are apparent for the fact that her father remarried, and her stepmother was not as loving as her mother. Changes in this context can be viewed from a societal perspective where divorce cases and remarriages are growing rampantly and from a perspective where reported cases of single parents have increase in the contemporary times.
Considering that the sociological imagination entail perceiving a sociological problem from a perspective where one can relate what is taking place and how forces influence each other to generate these happenings. Sociological imagination in this context is helpful in the sense that, by critically examining the increased divorce rates and single parenthood in the society from a liberated perspective, one can easily relate the factors that influence the same with the increased rates of divorce as mentioned herein. Essentially, based on an unprejudiced thinking, one can effectively establish and bring factors together in an effort to establish a solution or rather deduce a liberated recommendation of the same subsequent to logical thinking in line with the same.
Heen Sheila. Negotiating Conflicts, Part 1: Family Grudges. The New York Times. 11 Dec.
2013. Web. 14 April 2014. < http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/11/booming/negotiating-conflicts-part-1-family-grudges.html?_r=0>
Schaefer, Richard T. Sociology in Modules. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2013. Print.