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Personal Troubles or Public Issues? Thinking Sociologically

Personal Troubles or Public Issues? Thinking Sociologically

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  • Tue 27 Oct ’15, 7:30pm – 8:30pm


Selwyn Community Education, 203 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama


All Ages

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Dr Vivienne Kent, Tuesday 27 October 2015, 7.30 – 8.30pm

Have you ever wondered why social inequalities are so entrenched, or why an individual’s ethnicity, gender, or sexual preferences can so profoundly shape the course of their life? The sociological imagination is an illuminating theory that provides us with a powerful way of thinking about how individual biography, social structure, and history interact, connect, and influence each other. It enables us to look under the surface of things and to realise that some of what we believe to be our personal troubles are in reality social issues with deeper and often hidden causes.

Dr Vivienne Kent from the New Start Programme and the International Office at The University of Auckland: Vivienne Kent is a sociologist and historian who teaches sociology in the New Start Programme, a bridging course that provides a pathway to undergraduate-level study at The University of Auckland. She also runs courses on the history and society of Aotearoa/New Zealand for international students.
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