Symbolic Interactionism and Cultural Studies: The Politics of Interpretation / Edition 1

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Symbolic interactionism is one of the most enduring--and certainly the most sociological--of all social psychologies. In this landmark work, Denzin traces its tortured history from its roots in American pragmatism to its present-day encounter with poststructuralism and postmodernism. (Archaeology/Anthropology)
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"In this book, Denzin has saved a place for and makes reference to virtually every sociologist working under the rubric of SI today." Joseph A. Kotarba
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557862914
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/21/2007
  • Series: Twentieth Century Social Theory Series, #1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Norman Denzin is Professor of Sociology, Communications and Humanities at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of numerous books, including Sociological Methods: The Research Act; Interpretive Interactionism; The Recovering Alcoholic; and The Alcoholic Self, which won the Cooley Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction in 1988. He is the editor of Studies in Symbolic Interaction: A Research Journal and The Sociological Quaterly.

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface.


1. The Interactionist Heritage.

2. The Interpretive Heritage.

3. Critique and Renewal: Links to Cultural Studies.

4. Enter Cultural Studies.

5. Communications as the Interactionist Problematic.

6. Interactionist Cultural Criticism.

7. Into Politics.



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