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Symbols, Selves, and Social Reality: A Symbolic Interactionist Approach to Social Psychology and Sociology / Edition 4
     

Symbols, Selves, and Social Reality: A Symbolic Interactionist Approach to Social Psychology and Sociology / Edition 4

by Kent L. Sandstrom, Kathryn J. Lively, Daniel D. Martin, Gary Alan Fine
 

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ISBN-10: 0199933758

ISBN-13: 9780199933754

Pub. Date: 01/16/2013

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The fourth edition of Symbols, Selves, and Social Reality provides students with a succinct, engaging, and affordable introduction to symbolic interactionism—the perspective that social reality is created, negotiated, and changed through the process of social interaction.

Focusing on how elements of race and gender affect identity, the authors use

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The fourth edition of Symbols, Selves, and Social Reality provides students with a succinct, engaging, and affordable introduction to symbolic interactionism—the perspective that social reality is created, negotiated, and changed through the process of social interaction.

Focusing on how elements of race and gender affect identity, the authors use real-world examples to discuss the personal significance of symbolic interactionism, its expanding theoretical scope, and its relationship to other prominent perspectives in sociology and social psychology. They skillfully cover empirical research topics that are inherently interesting to students, such as the dynamics of self-development, impression management, identity transformation, gender play, rumor transmission, and collective action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199933754
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/16/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
240,730
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

In Appreciation
About the Authors
Introduction to Instructors

1. The Meaning of Symbolic Interactionism

2. The Interactionist Toolkit: Methods, Strategies, and Relevant Perspectives

3. People as Symbol Makers and Users: Language and the Creation of Social Reality

4. Socialization: The Creation of Meaning and Identity

5. The Nature and Significance of the Self

6. Role Taking, Role Making, and the Coordination of Action

7. Emotions in Everyday Life

8. The Politics of Social Reality: Constructing and Negotiating Deviance

9. Collective Behavior and Social Movements

Author Index
Subject Index

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