Symbolic Interactionism

Symbolic Interactionism : An Introduction, An Interpretation, An Integration

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For sophomore/junior-level courses in Social Psychology or Social Theory in departments of Sociology; and for Senior seminar courses that examine the symbolic interactionist perspective.Using a unique step-by-step, integrated approach, this text organizes the basic concepts of symbolic interactionism in such a way that students understand them clearly and are able to apply them to their own lives. It emphasizes the active side of human beings-humans as definers and users of the environment, humans as problem solvers and in control of their own actions-and it shows students how society makes us, and how we in turn shape society. Each chapter examines a single concept, but relates that concept to the whole perspective and to other concepts in the perspective.
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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 155.4 x 228.6 x 15.7mm | 317.52g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 7th edition
  • 0130259721
  • 9780130259721

Table of contents

1. The Nature of "Perspective." 2. The Perspective of Social Science. 3. Symbolic Interactionism as a Perspective. 4. The Meaning of the Symbol. 5. The Importance of the Symbol. 6. The Nature of Self. 7. The Human Mind. 8. Taking the Role of the Other. 9. Human Action. 10. Social Interaction. 11. Society. 12. Erving Goffman, Spencer Cahill. 13. Symbolic Interactionism: A Final Assessment. Index.
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