Symbolic Interactionism : An Introduction, An Interpretation, An Integration / Edition 7

Symbolic Interactionism : An Introduction, An Interpretation, An Integration / Edition 7

by Joel M. Charon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130259721

ISBN-13: 9780130259721

Pub. Date: 09/14/2000

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Designed to help readers understand and apply the basic concepts of symbolic interactionism to their own lives, this book uses a unique step-by-step, integrated approach to the subject. It emphasizes the active side of human beings--humans as definers and users of the environment, humans as problem solvers and in control of their own…  See more details below

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Designed to help readers understand and apply the basic concepts of symbolic interactionism to their own lives, this book uses a unique step-by-step, integrated approach to the subject. It emphasizes the active side of human beings--humans as definers and users of the environment, humans as problem solvers and in control of their own actions--and it shows students how society makes us, and how we in turn shape society. Each chapter examines a single concept, but relates that concept to the whole perspective and to other concepts in the perspective. Provides applied examples throughout. The Perspective of Social Science; Symbolic Interactionism as a Perspective; The Meaning of the Symbol; The Importance of the Symbol; The Nature of Self; The Human Mind; Taking the Role of the Other; Human Action; Social Interaction; Society; The Work of Erving Goffman. For anyone interested in the practical applications of Social Psychology or Social Theory to daily life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130259721
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
09/14/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The Nature of "Perspective"1
2The Perspective of Social Science13
3Symbolic Interactionism as a Perspective27
4The Meaning of the Symbol41
5The Importance of the Symbol60
6The Nature of the Self72
7The Human Mind98
8Taking the Role of the Other110
9Human Action126
10Social Interaction151
11Society171
12Erving Goffman191
13Symbolic Interactionism: A Final Assessment206
Index237

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