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Symbolic Interactionism : An Introduction, an Interpretation, an Integration

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Edition:
10th
ISBN13:

9780136051930

ISBN10:
0136051936
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/4/2009
Publisher(s):
Pearson

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Summary

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 toapplythem to their own lives. It emphasizes theactiveside of human beingshumans as definers and users of the environment, humans as problem solvers and in control of their own actionsand it shows students how society makesus, and how we in turnshapesociety.

Table of Contents

The Nature Of Perspective
New Perspectives Mean New Realities
Are All Perspectives Created Equal
Summary
Some Examples Of Perspectives
Informal And Formal Perspectives
THE PERSPECTIVE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
Five Ways Of Knowing
Science As A Perspective
Social Science As A Perspective
Sociology As A Perspective
Psychology
As A Perspective
Commonaliites And Differences Between
Sociology And Psychology
The Perspectve Of Social Psychology In Psychology
The Perspective Of Social Psychology In In Sociology
Summary
Symbolic Interactionism As A Perspective
Introduction: Five Central Ideas
General Historical Background Of Symbolic Interactionism
Mead And Pragmatism
Mead And Darwin
Mead And Behaviorism
A Contrast With
Other Perspectives
Warriner
Shibutani: Reference Groups As
Perspectives
Attitudes Versus Perspectives
Summary
The Meaning Of The Symbol
The Nature Of Reality
Importance of a Socially Defined Reality
Objects As "Social Objects"
The Meaning Of Symbols
Symbols Are Social Objects
Symbols Are "Meaningful"
Symbols Are Used to Represent and Communicate
Symbols are Intentionally Used
Some Types Of Symbols
Language
Words Are Categories
Tnon Symbolic Animals
How Animals Approach Environment
Symbols Versus Signs
Summary
The Importance Of The Symbols
Symbols And Social Reality
Symbols And Human Social Life
Symbols And The Individual
Naming, Memory, Categorizing
Perception
Thinking
Deliberation and Problem Solving
Transcendence of Space and time
Transcendence of On's Own Person
Abstract Reality
Creativity
Self-Direction
The Importance Of Symbols: A Summary
The Nature Of The Self
Self As A Social Object
Self As Social: Four Social Stages
For Self-Development
The Prepatory Stage
The Play Stage
The Game State
The Reference Group Stage
Selves As Ever-Changing Social Objects
Self As Object
Action Toward Self: Self-Communication
Action Toward Self: Self-Perception
Self-Perception: Assessment of Our Own Action
Self-Perception: The Development of Self-Concept
Self-Perception: Self-Judgment
Self-Perception: Identity
Action Toward Self: Self-Control
Central Ideas About The Self
The "I"And The "ME"
The Human Mind
The Meaning Of Mind: Symbolic
Interaction Toward Self
Mind Action: Making Indications
Toward Self
Mind Action: The Ability To Control
Overt Action
Mind Action: The Ability To Problem Solve
Mind Action Is Part Of All
Social Interaction
Summary
Taking The Role Of The Other
Imagination And Taking The Role
Of The Other
Symbols, Self, Mind, And Taking The Role Of The Other
The Meaning Of "Taking The Role Of The Other
Taking The Role Of The Other: Significant
Others, Generalized Other, And Others
In The Situation
The Importance Of Taking The Role Of The Other
Summary
Human Action
The "Stream Of Action"
The Act Mead's Four Stages Of The Act
Impulse
Perception
Manipulation
Consummation
Another Look at Mead's Four Stages of the Act
Locating The "Cause"Of Human Action
The Definition Of The Situation
Habitual Action
The Role Of The Past In Human Action
The Role Of The Future In Human Action
Action And Motives
Action And Emotions
Human Action And Free Choice
Summary
Social Interaction
The Meaning Of Social Interaction
Social Interaction Develops Out of Social Action
Social Interaction Is Ongoing Social
Action Among Actors
The General Importance Of Social Interaction
Social Interaction Forms Our Basic
Human Qualities
Social Interaction Is An Important
Cause Of Human Action
Social Interaction Shapes Identities
Social Interaction Creates Society
Summary
Society
Two Views Of Society
Groups, Organizations, Social
Worlds, And Societies
Society Is Symbolic Interaction
Society Is Symbolic Interaction
That Is Characterized By Cooperative Action
Society Is Social Interaction
That Is Symbolic, That Is Characterized By Cooperation, And That Develops Culture
Culture Is a Shared Perspective
Culture Is a Generalized Other
Culture Maintains Society
Culture Is Ever-Changing
The Meaning Of Society: A Summary
The Individual Exists Within Many
Societies
The Active Human Being In Society
Summary
Erving Goffman
Goffman And Symbolic Interactionism
Drama In Interaction
Impressions and Performance
Performance Teams
Reaction to Goffman's Dramaturgical View
The Self Of Social Interaction
Goffman's View of Self
Social Control and Self
Rituals Of Interaction
The Meaning of Ritual
The Importance of Ritual
The Environments Of Social Interaction
Summary
Symbolic Interactionism
A Final Assessment
Symbolic Interactionism And Human
Freedom: A Review
Symbolic Interactionism And Science
Symbolic Interactionism: Some
Representativew Studies
A Study of Pregnant Drug Users
A Study of Sam's Definition of Pain and Injury
A Study of Identity Formation in a Maximum-Security Prison
A Study of Firt-Time Tattooees
A Study of Compulsive Gamblers
A Study of Student Anxiety: Not Studyng
Hegel So Much as Doing Laundry
Symbolic Interactionism: Some Examples Of Application
An Understanding of Society
An Understanding of Racism in Society
An Understanding of Gender Differences
An Understanding of Childhood Socialization
Symbolic Interactionism: A View of the College Experience
Summary
References
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