The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on Social Interaction / Edition 5
  • The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on Social Interaction / Edition 5
  • The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on Social Interaction / Edition 5

The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on Social Interaction / Edition 5

by Jodi A. O'Brien
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412979447

ISBN-13: 9781412979443

Pub. Date: 10/28/2010

Publisher: SAGE Publications

A one-of-a-kind social psychology book that inspires readers to be awake in the world.

In this new, Sixth Edition, Jodi O’Brien continues to explore the historical development of the concept of the self, and help readers see the patterns we use to make sense of our own lives. The book introduces the major theories, concepts, and perspectives of

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A one-of-a-kind social psychology book that inspires readers to be awake in the world.

In this new, Sixth Edition, Jodi O’Brien continues to explore the historical development of the concept of the self, and help readers see the patterns we use to make sense of our own lives. The book introduces the major theories, concepts, and perspectives of contemporary social psychology in a uniquely engaging manner. Compelling original essays that provide an overarching framework are followed by a wide-ranging set of readings. By grounding social psychology in student experiences and explaining theories through stories and narratives, this one-of-a-kind book helps students understand the forces that shape their feelings, thoughts, and actions.

Contributor to the SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412979443
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/28/2010
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
547
Sales rank:
27,637
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
EssayWhat Is Real?3
1Body Ritual among the Nacirema15
2The Nature of "Perspective"19
3Truth, Objectivity, and Agreement25
4The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe29
EssayA Perspective for Understanding Self and Social Interaction35
EssayShared Meaning as the Basis of Humanness63
5That Powerful Drop86
6A Clue to the Nature of Man: The Symbol87
7The Importance of the Symbol89
8Yes, Father-Sister97
9Final Note on a Case of Extreme Isolation99
10Language and Neurological Disorders106
11The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat115
12Metaphors We Live By124
13The Social Lens135
14Mindfulness and Mindlessness153
15Changes in Default Words and Images Engendered by Rising Consciousness158
A Person Paper on Purity in Language165
16Racism in the English Language171
17The Virgin Martyrs179
EssayMeaning Is Negotiated through Interaction189
18Becoming a Marihuana User206
19Looks215
20Fear of Falling: Sluts218
21The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life: Selections226
22Black Men and Public Space244
23The Madam as Teacher: The Training of House Prostitutes247
24What Does the Service Include?254
25Behavior in Private Places: Sustaining Definitions of Reality in Gynecological Examinations265
26"Precarious Situations" in a Strip Club: Exotic Dancers and the Problem of Reality Maintenance279
27The Self, the I, and the Me288
28Looking-Glass Self293
29The Production of Selves in Personal Relationships296
30Shooting an Elephant309
31Salvaging the Self314
32Creating the Ex-Role330
EssayBuilding and Breaching Reality349
33Five Features of Reality365
34A Conception of and Experiments with "Trust" as a Condition of Concerted Stable Actions381
35The Social Construction of Unreality: A Case Study of a Family's Attribution of Competence to a Severely Retarded Child393
36Self-Fulfilling Prophecies411
37When Belief Creates Reality: The Self-Fulfilling Impact of First Impressions on Social Interaction424
38Pygmalion in the Classroom: Teacher Expectation and Pupils' Intellectual Development429
39On Being Sane in Insane Places434
40The Discovery of Hyperkinesis: Notes on the Medicalization of Deviant Behavior443
41The Nudist Management of Respectability452
42The Persistence of Gender Inequality in Employment Settings461
43Practices of Truth-Finding in a Court of Law: The Case of Revised Stories470
EssayBoundaries and Contradictions485
44Double-Consciousness and the Veil510
45Stephen Cruz515
46Growing Up with Privilege and Prejudice519
47A Player524
48He Defies You Still: The Memoirs of a Sissy527
49Sexual Identification Is a Strange Thing532
50Identity, "Passing" and Subversion537
51Her Son/Daughter540
52Maid in the U.S.A.: A Personal Narrative on the Development of a Research Problem542
53Talking Back554
54Because Silence Is Costly558
55La Conciencia de la Mestiza/Towards a New Consciousness566
56Ceremony573
Epilogue575
Name Index587
Subject Index591

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