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This popular text/reader has been distinguished by the engaging essays that introduce the major parts of the book, and a wide-ranging, eclectic set of essays that students enjoy as they are introduced to the major theories, concepts and perspectives in contemporary social psychology.The principles which explain how we, as individuals, come to know and define ourselves in society can seem abstract and dry to the typical undergraduate. But when these theories are explained or told through stories and narrativesthey are fascinating. That is exactly what this book does.
Table of Contents
|Essay - What is Real?|
|Islands of Meaning|
|Reality as a Collective Hunch|
|The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe|
|Researching Social Life|
|Truth, Objectivity and Agreement|
|Perspective in Social Science|
|Humans Are Symbol Using Creatures|
|Essay - Shared Meaning in the Foundation of Humanness|
|Symbol Use, Language and Development|
|A Clue to the Nature of Man|
|Yes, Father, Sister - Sacks|
|Final Note on a Case of Extreme Isolation|
|Categorization, Language and Culture|
|Metaphors We Live By|
|Racism in the English Language|
|Producing Social Selves|
|Essay - Who Am I? Developing Character|
|The Self as Process of Interaction|
|Looking Glass Self|
|The Self, the I, and the Me|
|Significant Others and Self Development|
|A Theory of Genius|
|Sissy Boy, Progressive Parents|
|Self and Social Context|
|The Digital Self|
|Identity Careers of Older Gay Men and Lesbians|
|Producing Social Identities and Social Scripts|
|Essay - Learning the Scene|
|Socialization & Reference Groups|
|The Internalization of Society|
|Reference Groups as Perspectives|
|Shades of White|
|Naming Experience and Learning the Routine|
|Becoming a Marijuana User|
|The Development of Feeling Norms Underlying Romantic Love|
|Producing Social Order through Interaction|
|Essay - Meaning is Negotiated Through Interaction|
|Projecting the Definition of the Situation|
|The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life|
|Behavior in Private Places|
|Identity, Work, Stigma and Self Presentation in Interaction|
|Smell, Odor and Somatic Work|
|Panhandling Repertoires and Routines for Overcoming the Nonperson Treatment|
|Being Middle Eastern American - Marvasti|
|Emotional Labor and Emotional Capital|
|The Managed Heart|
|Shaping the Selves of Young Salespeople through Emotional Labor|
|The Social Production of Reality|
|Essay - Building and Breaching Reality|
|A Theory of Reality|
|The Machineries of Universe Maintenance|
|Five Features of Reality|
|A Conception of and Experiments with "Trust" as a Condition of Concerted Stable Actions|
|When Belief Creates Reality|
|The Social Production of the Cultural Status Quo|
|Common Knowledge and the Law|
|The Social Production of Difference and Inequalities|
|Status Inequality and Close Relationships|
|The Persistence of Gender Inequality in Employment|
|Social Life is Messy: Ambiguity, Complexity and Contradictions|
|Essay - Boundaries and Contradictions|
|Contradictions and Conflict in Self Production|
|Double Consciousness and the Veil|
|Wrestling the Angel of Contradiction|
|Contested Selves in Divorce Proceedings|
|Complexities in Cultural Production|
|God's Heart has no Borders|
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