The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on Social Interaction / Edition 6 available in Paperback
A one-of-a-kind social psychology book that inspires readers to be awake in the world.
In this new, Sixth Edition, Jodi O’Brien continues to explore the historical development of the concept of the self, and help readers see the patterns we use to make sense of our own lives. The book introduces the major theories, concepts, and perspectives of contemporary social psychology in a uniquely engaging manner. Compelling original essays that provide an overarching framework are followed by a wide-ranging set of readings. By grounding social psychology in student experiences and explaining theories through stories and narratives, this one-of-a-kind book helps students understand the forces that shape their feelings, thoughts, and actions.
Contributor to the SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award
|Edition description:||Sixth Edition|
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Table of ContentsPart I: IntroductionEssay: What Is Real? - Jodi O'BrienEssay: The Nature of Humanness - Jodi O'BrienEssay: Perspectives on Social Behavior - Jodi O'BrienReality as a Collective Hunch Reading 1: Islands of Meaning - Eviatar Zeruavel Reading 2: The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe - Jane Wagner Reading 3: Truth, Objectivity and Agreement - Earl Babbie Reading 4: Strange Creatures: The Meme Machine - Susan BlackmorePart II: Language and Self-AwarenessEssay: Shared Meaning as the Basis of Humanness - Jodi O'BrienSymbol Use, Language, and Development Reading 5: That Powerful Drop - Langston Hughes Reading 6: A Clue to the Nature Of Man: The Symbol - Ernst Cassirer Reading 7: Yes, Father, Sister - Oliver Sacks Reading 8: Final Note on a Case of Extreme Isolation - Kingsley DavisCategorization and Culture Reading 9: Mindfulness and Mindlessness - Ellen Langer Reading 10: Metaphors We Live By - George Lakoff and Mark Johnson Reading 11: A Person Paper on Purity in Language - Douglas HofstadterPart III: Producing Social Identities and Social ScriptsEssay: Learning the Script: Socialization - Jodi O'BrienSocialization & Reference Groups Reading 12: The Self, the I, and the Me - George Herbert Mead Reading 13: Socialization: The Internalization of Society - Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann Reading 14: Reference Groups as Perspectives - Tamotsu Shibutani Reading 15: Shades of White - Pamela Perry Reading 16: "We Don't Sleep Around Like White Girls Do" - Yen EspirituNaming Feeling and Experience Reading 17: Becoming a Marijuana User - Howard Becker Reading 18: The Development of Feeling Norms Underlying Romantic Love Among Adolescent Females - Robin Simon, Donna Eder, and Cathy EvansPart IV: Producing Social SelvesEssay: Who Am I? Developing Character - Jodi O'BrienEssay: Self as a Process of Contradictions and Conflict - Jodi O'BrienSignificant Others and Self Development Reading 19: Looking-Glass Self - Charles Horton Cooley Reading 20: A Theory of Genius - Thomas Scheff Reading 21: Trans-kin undoing and re-doing gender: Negotiating Relational Identity Among Friends and Family of Transgender Persons - Cameron WhitleySelf and Social Context Reading 22: Korean Adoptees and the Social Context of Ethnic Exploration - Jiannbin Lee Shiao and Mia H. Tuan Reading 23: Identity Careers of Older Gay Men and Lesbians - Dana RosenfeldContradictions and Conflict in Self Production Reading 24: Double Consciousness and the Veil - W.E.B. DuBois Reading 25: Wrestling the Angel of Contradiction: Queer Christian Identities - Jodi O'Brien Reading 26: Life as the Maid's Daughter - Mary RomeroPart V: Producing Social Life through InteractionEssay: Meaning Is Negotiated through Interaction - Jodi O'BrienProjecting the Definition of the Situation Reading 27: The Presentation fo Self in Everyday Life: Selections - Erving Goffman Reading 28: Establishing the Scene in Steampunk Live Action Role-Play - Mark Cohan Reading 29: Death as Theater: A Dramaturgical Reading of the American Funeral - Ronny E. Turner and Charles Edgely Reading 30: "Precarious Situations" in a Strip Club: Exotic Dancers and the Problem of Reality Maintenance - Kari LerumSelf Presentation and Identity Work Reading 31: The Practice of Headscarf Adoption among American College Girls - Mustafa E. Gurbuz and Gulsum Gurbuz-Kucuksari Reading 32: In Pursuit of the 'Real Deal': Accomplishing Gender Among Transgender Inmates in Prisons for Men - Valerie Jenness and Sarah FenstermakerEmotional Labor, Stigma, and Resistance Reading 33: The Managed Heart: Commercialization of Human Feeling - Arlie Hochschild Reading 34: Panhandling Repetoires and Routines for Overcoming the Nonperson Treatment - Stephen E. Lankenau Reading 35: Stealing a Bag of Potato Chips and Other Crimes of Resistance - Victor RiosPart VI: The Social Production of RealityEssay: Building and Breaching Reality - Jodi O'BrienA Theory of Reality Reading 36: Five Features of Reality - Hugh Mehan and Houston Wood Reading 37: A Conception of and Experiments with "Trust" as a Condition of Concerted Stable Actions - Harold GarfinkelSelf-Fulfilling Prophecies Reading 38: Self-Fulfilling Prophecies - Paul Watzlawick Reading 39: Nonverbal Mediation of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies in Interracial Interaction - Carol O. Word, Mark P. Zanna, and Joel CooperThe Social Production of the Cultural Status Quo Reading 40: Coming Home to Friendly Fire - Victor Ray Reading 41: The Persistence of Gender Inequality in Employment Settings - Cecilia RidgewayThe Social Production of Change Reading 42: Discovering "Truth" - Thomas DeGloma Reading 43: Take Your Good Friday to the Streets - Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo Reading 44: Talking Back - bell hooksEpilogueCreditsName IndexSubject IndexAbout the Author