From Peter Berger, 1963, “Invitation to Sociology,” page 10.
“The sociologist may be interested in many other things. But his consuming interest remains in the world of men, their institutions, their history, their passions.”
This statement by Peter Berger sums up this section of readings. The author, explains how a sociologist thinks, and how they interpret the world around them. Sociologists want to observe how a person responds to the society around them. Understanding someone, means understanding their historical, religious, cultural, and economic background.
Critical Thinking Question
How is the reading, “The Rest Room and Equal Opportunity,” an example of the sociological imagination?
The sociological imagination,