Our Role in Social Movements

Below are some of my thoughts that brought me into a social justice perspective and the role of advocacy.

Due to my childhood, I also have a special connection to the "sociological imagination." It especially bothers me that the concept has since been watered down and neutered of its inherently social justice orientation. While Mills initially refered to his critique of social science as an "autopsy," I share his pessimism and assessment of the state of social science. There is some very good and insightful work out there, but I feel as though there are a lot of well meaning people doing a lot of work that really has no substantive contribution and simply fills library shelves and the crevices of journals residing online.