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Self and Society: A Symbolic Interactionist Social Psychology / Edition 9
     

Self and Society: A Symbolic Interactionist Social Psychology / Edition 9

by John P. Hewitt
 

ISBN-10: 0205373585

ISBN-13: 9780205373581

Pub. Date: 08/22/2002

Publisher: Pearson

Self and Society, Tenth Edition, is a clearly written, up-to-date, and authoritative introduction to the symbolic interactionist perspective in social psychology and sociology as a whole.

 

Filled with examples, this book has been used successfully in

Overview

Self and Society, Tenth Edition, is a clearly written, up-to-date, and authoritative introduction to the symbolic interactionist perspective in social psychology and sociology as a whole.

 

Filled with examples, this book has been used successfully in the classroom, and also cited in literature as an authoritative source. Self and Society is not a distillation of textbook knowledge, but rather, a thoughtful, well-organized presentation that makes its own contribution to the advancement of symbolic interactionism.

 

As with every edition, the tenth edition has been thoroughly revised. Major revisions include:

§         Chapter 3, “The Self and Its Social Setting”: completely new discussions of motives and motivation, and self-esteem.

§         Chapter 5, “Social Psychology and Social Order”: increased emphasis on the creation and joining of social movements, as one of the major ways in which social activities are coordinated.

§         Chapter 6, “Deviance and the Social Order”: a greater focus on the interactionist approach and its connection to issues of social order (the arguments with classic theories of deviance have been removed).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205373581
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/22/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
1Social Psychology and Symbolic Interactionism1
What Is Social Psychology?2
What Is Symbolic Interactionism?6
Other Theoretical Approaches10
Learning Theory11
Exchange Theory13
Phenomenology and Ethnomethodology15
Psychoanalytic Theory17
Major Tenets of Symbolic Interactionism19
Keywords23
Endnotes25
2Basic Concepts of Symbolic Interactionism28
Symbols29
The Nature of Symbols29
The Consequences of Symbols34
Objects38
What Is an Object?39
Objects and Language42
Acts and Social Acts43
Phases of the Act44
Self and the Control of Behavior49
Self as Object49
Self as Process52
Roles and the Definition of Situations55
Situations57
Role59
Role Making and Role Taking63
Role Taking as a Generalized Skill65
The Place of Emotions67
Keywords70
Endnotes76
3The Self and Its Social Setting79
The Acquisition of Self79
Language and the Self80
Stages of Socialization86
The Nature of the Person90
The Self as a Social Object90
Situated and Biographical Selves92
Identity94
Self-Esteem98
The Self and Motivation101
Motive and Motivation101
Identity and Motivation104
Self-Esteem and Motivation108
The Self and the Social Order111
Ascription and Achievement111
Limitations on the Choice of Others113
Conflicting Selves115
Community and the Generalized Other117
The Person in Modern Society120
Keywords124
Endnotes130
4Social Interaction and the Formation of Conduct133
The Definition of the Situation133
Routine and Problematic Situations137
Role Making and Role Taking in Routine Situations139
The Cognitive Bases of Role Making and Role Taking142
Aligning Actions150
Motive Talk151
Disclaimers154
Accounts155
Other Aligning Actions156
Emotions and Social Interaction158
Constraint and Social Interaction162
Altercasting163
Power166
Awareness Contexts168
Conventional and Interpersonal Roles170
Keywords171
Endnotes176
5Social Psychology and Social Order179
Society and Its Structure179
Social Order as a Constructed Reality181
Talking182
Explaining Disorder185
Social Problems188
Social Order as Coordinated Activity192
Problem Solving194
Negotiated Order196
Horizontal and Vertical Linkages201
Careers203
Boundaries206
Institutional and Collective Behavior211
Crowds and Panic214
Social Movements as Social Order215
Keywords217
Endnotes220
6Deviance and the Social Order223
Defining Deviance224
A Critique of the Objective Approach226
An Interactionist Conception of Deviance230
Variable Responses to Similar Acts236
Mental Illness238
Moral Enterprise240
The Causes of Deviance242
Deviance and Identity245
Keywords249
Endnotes251
7The Value of Social Psychology253
The Significance of Symbols255
The Uses of Knowledge262
Endnotes269
Index271

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