The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on Social Interaction / Edition 4

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This popular text has been distinguished byits eclectic essays which engage students insocial psychology courses.Students are introduced to the major theories, concepts, and perspectives in contemporary social psychology. The principles which explain how we, as individuals, come to know and define ourselves in society are explainedthrough fascinating stories.

Covers conflict in cultures, contradictions & conflict in self-production, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412915199
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jodi O'Brien (Ph.D., University of Washington) is Professor of Sociology at Seattle University. She teaches courses in social psychology, sexuality, inequality, and classical and contemporary theory. She writes and lectures on the cultural politics of transgressive identities and communities. Her other books include Everyday Inequalities (Basil Blackwell), Encyclopedia of Gender and Society (Pine Forge Press), Social Prisms: Reflections on Everyday Myths and Paradoxes (Pine Forge Press), and The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on Social Interaction, Fifth Edition (Pine Forge Press).

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Table of Contents

Preface PART I: Introduction What is Real? - Jodi O'Brien Reality as a Collective Hunch Islands of Meaning - Eviatar Zerubavel The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe - Jane Wagner Researching Social Life Truth, Objectivity and Agreement - Earl Babbie Constructivist, Interpretivist Approaches to Human Inquiry - Thomas A. Schwandt Symbolic Interact Symbolic Interactionism: A Perspective for Understanding Self and Social Interaction ionism: - Jodi O'Brien PART II - Humans Are Symbol Using Creatures Shared Meaning is the Foundation of Humanness - Jodi O'Brien Naming That Powerful Drop - Langston Hughes A Clue to the Nature of Man - Ernst Cassirer Yes, Father-Sister - Oliver Sacks Language and Socialization Final Note on a Case of Extreme Isolation - Kingsley Davis Seeing Voices - Oliver Sacks Language and Culture Metaphors We Live By - George Lakoff and Mark Johnson Pills and Power Tools - Susan Bordo Racism in the English Language - Robert Moore PART III - Producing Social Order Through Interaction Meaning is Negotiated through Interaction - Jodi O'Brien Naming as an Interactional Process Becoming a Marihuana User - Howard Becker The Development of Feeling Norms Underlying Romantic Love - Robin Simon, Donna Eder, and Cathy Evans Projecting the Definition of the Situation Acknowledgement Rituals - Carl Edward Pate Embarrassment and the Analysis of Role Requirements - Edward Gross and Gregory P. Stone The Managed Heart - Arlie Hochschild Negotiating a Working Consensus Behavior in Private Places - Joan Emerson Precarious Situations in a Strip Club - Kari Lerum Encounters with the Hearing - Paul Higgins PART IV - Producing Social Selves From Masks to Selves - Jodi O'Brien The Self as Process of Interaction The Self, the I, and the Me - George Herbert Mead Looking Glass Self - Charles Horton Cooley Reference Groups as Perspectives - Tamotsu Shibutani Self Development and Reference Groups Girls, Media and the Negotiation of Sexuality: A Study of Race, Class and Gender in Adolescent Peer Groups - Meenakshi Gigi Durham Shades of White - Pamela Perry A Theory of Genius - Thomas Scheff Self Presentation in Interaction Identity Construction and Self-Presentation on Personal Homepages - Charles Cheung Body Troubles: Women, Workplace and Negotiations of a Disabled Identity - Isabel Dyck Part V - The Social Construction of Reality Building and Breaching Reality - Jodi O'Brien A Theory of Reality Five Features of Reality - Hugh Mehan and Houston Wood A Conception of and Experiments with "Trust" as a Condition of Concerted Stable Actions - Harold Garfinkel Self-Fulfilling Prophecies Self-Fulfilling Prophecies - Paul Watzlawick When Belief Creates Reality - Mark Snyder The Social Construction of the Cultural Status Quo The Persistence of Gender Inequality in Employment - Cecilia Ridgeway Status Inequality and Close Relationships - Scott Harris PART VI - Ambiguity, Complexity and Conflict in Social Interaction Boundaries and Contradictions - Jodi O'Brien Contradictions and Conflict in Self-Production Double Consciousness and the Veil - W. E. B. Du Bois Wrestling the Angel of Contradiction: Queer Christian Identities - Jodi O'Brien We are Graceful Swans Who Can Also be Crows - Lubna Chaudry Contradictions and Change in Cultural Production Continuity within Change: The Cherokee Indians and the Internet - Ellen Arnold and Darcy C. Plymire Patients, "Potheads," and Dying to Get High - Wendy Chapkis Adventures in Desocialization - Inge Bell and Bernard Mc Grane Talking Back - bell hooks Epilogue - Jodi O'Brien

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