Symbols Selves And Social Reality

Author : Kent L. Sandstrom
ISBN : 0199933758
Genre : Psychology
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The fourth edition of Symbols, Selves, and Social Reality takes an in-depth approach to introducing students to social psychology from a sociological perspective by focusing on the origins, guiding assumptions, methods, and empirical applications of the leading perspective in this field, symbolic interaction. Written for social psychology courses within the field of sociology, this text offers a comprehensive yet brief guide to symbolic interaction, while presenting strong, vivid examplesthat ground abstract concepts. The fourth edition of Symbols, Selves, and Social Reality provides a new chapter on emotions, which introduces students to interactionist approaches to emotion and provides students with explanations of currently salient emotion theories. The new edition also includes more coverage of race, class, and sexuality, making this textbook both accessible and significant to its inevitably diverse audience of undergraduates. The incorporation of real-world examples and topical issues lends to the contemporary focus of this textbook and allows students to draw connections and think critically about the world around them. The authors engage students with topics that are relevant to their everyday lives, such as self-presentation through social media. A chapter on collective action utilizes recent global events and social movements to analyze various phenomena of social interaction. The text integrates recent sociological studies throughout its discussions, offering a more research-oriented perspective than its competitors. All of these features are supplemented with helpful end-of-chapter pedagogical tools, such as questions for discussion and suggested readings, which also set this textbook apart from its competitors. The fourth edition not only offers a thorough introduction to social psychology and symbolic interactionism, but also interests students by appealing to their personal connections with the subject matter at hand.
Category: Psychology

Symbols Selves And Social Reality A Symbolic Interactionist Approach To Social Psychology And Sociology

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781478439325
Genre : Education
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Symbols, Selves, and Social Reality, A Symbolic Interactionist Approach to Social Psychology and Sociology. In this book, you will learn topics such as THREE: PEOPLE AS SYMBOL MAKERS AND USERS, FOUR: SOCIALIZATION: THE CREATION OF MEANING AND IDENTITY, FIVE: THE NATURE AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE SELF, and SIX: ROLE TAKING, ROLE MAKING, AND THE COORDINATION OF ACTION plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Category: Education

Soziologische Paradigmen Nach Talcott Parsons

Author : Ditmar Brock
ISBN : 9783531914541
Genre : Social Science
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Dieses Lehrbuch stellt sechs ausgewählte soziologische Theorierichtungen aus der Zeit nach Talcott Parsons vor: Konflikttheorie, Gesellschaftskritik, das Interpretative Paradigma, die Systemtheorie, die Theorie der Rationalen Wahl und schließlich den Strukturalismus. Dabei werden jeweils die wichtigsten Argumente, Begriffe und Überlegungen dargestellt, die diese Paradigmen charakterisieren. Der Band ergänzt die im ersten Band (Brock/Junge/Krähnke: Soziologische Theorien von Auguste Comte bis Talcott Parsons) dargestellten soziologischen Klassiker zu einer vollständigen Einführung in die soziologischen Theorien. In didaktischer Hinsicht ist der vorliegende Band wie der erste Band gestaltet: Lesezeichen, Lesetipps, Querverweise, Merksätze, Übungsaufgaben, ein Glossar, Beispiele und Hinweise auf weiterführende Literatur ermöglichen eine effektive Einarbeitung in die jeweilige Theorie.
Category: Social Science

The Interactionist Imagination

Author : Michael Hviid Jacobsen
ISBN : 9781137581846
Genre : Social Science
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This book outlines the history and developments of interactionist social thought through a consideration of its key figures. Arranged chronologically, each chapter illustrates the impact that individual sociologists working within an interactionism framework have had on interactionism as perspective and on the discipline of sociology as such. It presents analyses of interactionist theorists from Georg Simmel through to Herbert Bulmer and Erving Goffman and onto the more recent contributions of Arlie R. Hochschild and Gary Alan Fine. Through an engagement with the latest scholarship this work shows that in a discipline often focused on macrosocial developments and large-scale structures, the interactionist perspective which privileges the study of human interaction has continued relevance. The broad scope of this book will make it an invaluable resource for scholars and students of sociology, social theory, cultural studies, media studies, social psychology, criminology and anthropology.
Category: Social Science

Handbook Of Constructionist Research

Author : James A. Holstein
ISBN : 9781462514816
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 74.43 MB
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Constructionism has become one of the most popular research approaches in the social sciences. But until now, little attention has been given to the conceptual and methodological underpinnings of the constructionist stance, and the remarkable diversity within the field. This cutting-edge handbook brings together a dazzling array of scholars to review the foundations of constructionist research, how it is put into practice in multiple disciplines, and where it may be headed in the future. The volume critically examines the analytic frameworks, strategies of inquiry, and methodological choices that together form the mosaic of contemporary constructionism, making it an authoritative reference for anyone interested in conducting research in a constructionist vein.
Category: Social Science

Africans And The Politics Of Popular Culture

Author : Toyin Falola
ISBN : 9781580463317
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Explores the instrumentalization of various aspects of popular culture in Africa.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Routledge Handbook Of Pragmatics

Author : Anne Barron
ISBN : 9781317362579
File Size : 70.81 MB
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The Routledge Handbook of Pragmatics provides a state-of-the-art overview of the wide breadth of research in pragmatics. An introductory section outlines a brief history, the main issues and key approaches and perspectives in the field, followed by a thought-provoking introductory chapter on interdisciplinarity by Jacob L. Mey. A further thirty-eight chapters cover both traditional and newer areas of pragmatic research, divided into four sections: ? Methods and modalities Established fields Pragmatics across disciplines Applications of pragmatic research in today’s world. ? With accessible, refreshing descriptions and discussions, and with a look towards future directions, this Handbook is an essential resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in pragmatics within English language and linguistics and communication studies.

Selves Symbols And Sexualities

Author : Thomas S. Weinberg
ISBN : 9781483312675
Genre : Social Science
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Offering an anthology of original articles on sexuality from a sociological perspective, Selves, Symbols, and Sexualities: An Interactionist Anthology focuses on the diverse and multi-layered meanings of sexuality, sexual behaviors and sexual identities. Thomas S. Weinberg and Staci Newmahr bring you essays that explore sexuality as a social process. As a whole, the book takes the perspective that what each of us understands to be sexual is constructed through everyday social processes and interaction, situated in particular spaces and moments, identified through our social-sexual presentations, and symbolized through language, objects and practices. The book is organized around these four distinct but interrelated processes, and augmented by personal narratives around relevant issues. The authors’ goals for the book are to engage students in the sociological enterprise by providing interesting and insightful entries that emphasize the importance of meaning-making in human sexuality, and to provide them with conceptual tools to understand human sexuality in a complex and quickly changing sexual landscape.
Category: Social Science