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Symbolic Interactionism: An Introduction, An Interpretation, An Integration, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition

By Joel M. Charon

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 24, 2009

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For sophomore/junior-level courses in Social Psychology or Social Theory in departments of Sociology; and for Senior seminar courses that examine the symbolic interactionist perspective.

 

Using a unique step-by-step, integrated approach, this text organizes the basic concepts of symbolic interactionism in such a way that students understand them clearly and are able to apply them to their own lives. 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.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

 

 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS


Chapter 1: The Nature Of Perspective

Chapter 2: The Perspective of Social Science

Chapter 3: Symbolic Interactionism as a Perspective

Chapter 4: The Meaning of the Symbol

Chapter 5: The Importance of the Symbols

Chapter 6: The Nature Of The Self

Chapter7: The Human Mind

Chapter 8: Taking the Role of the Other

Chapter 9: Human Action

Chapter 10: Social Interaction

Chapter 11: Society

Chapter 12: Erving Goffman

Chapter 13: Symbolic Interactionism

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:


Chapter One: The Nature Of Perspective

New Perspectives Mean New Realities

Are All Perspectives Created Equal?

Some Examples of Perspectives: Informal and Formal Perspectives

 

Chapter Two: The Perspective of Social Science

Five Ways of Knowing

Science as a Perspective

Social Science as a Perspective

Sociology as a Perspective

Psychology as a Perspective

Commonalities and Differences between Sociology and Psychology

The Perspective of Social Psychology in Psychology

The Perspective of Social Psychology in Sociology

 

Chapter Three: Symbolic Interactionism as a Perspective

Introduction: Five Central Ideas

General Historical Background of Symbolic Interactionism

A Contrast with Other Perspectives: Warriner

Shibutani: Reference Groups as Perspectives

Attitudes versus Perspectives

 

Chapter Four: The Meaning of the Symbol

The Nature of Reality                                     

Objects as “Social Objects”

The Meaning of Symbols

Some Types of Symbols

Language

Non Symbolic Animals

 

Chapter Five: The Importance of the Symbols

Symbols and Social Reality

Symbols and Human Social Life

Symbols and the Individual

The Importance of Symbols: A Summary

 

Chapter Six: The Nature Of The Self

Self as a Social Object

Self as Social: Four Social Stages for Self-Development

Selves as Ever-Changing Social Objects

Self as Object

Central Ideas about the Self

The “I” and the “Me”

 

Chapter Seven: The Human Mind

The Meaning of Mind: Symbolic

Interaction toward Self

Mind Action: Making Indications toward Self

Mind Action: The Ability to Control Overt Action

Mind Action: The Ability to Problem Solve

Mind Action Is Part of All Social Interaction

 

Chapter Eight: Taking the Role of the Other

Imagination and Taking the Role of the Other

Symbols, Self, Mind, And Taking the Role of the Other

The Meaning of “Taking the Role of the Other

Taking the Role of the Other: Significant Others, Generalized Other, And Others in the Situation

The Importance of Taking the Role of the Other

 

Chapter Nine: Human Action

The “Stream Of Action”

The Act

Mead’s Four Stages of the Act

Locating the “Cause” Of Human Action

The Definition of the Situation

Habitual Action

The Role of the Past in Human Action

The Role of the Future in Human Action

Action and Motives

Action and Emotions

Human Action and Free Choice

 

Chapter Ten: Social Interaction

The Meaning of Social Interaction

The General Importance Of Social Interaction 

 

Chapter Eleven: Society

Two Views of Society

Groups, Organizations, Social Worlds, and Societies

That Is Symbolic, That Is Characterized By Cooperation, and That Develops Culture

The Meaning of Society: A Summary

The Individual Exists Within Many Societies

The Active Human Being in Society

 

Chapter Twelve: Erving Goffman

Goffman and Symbolic Interactionism

Drama in Interaction

The Self of Social Interaction

Rituals of Interaction

The Environments of Social Interaction

 

Chapter Thirteen: Symbolic Interactionism

A Final Assessment

Symbolic Interactionism and Human Freedom: A Review

Symbolic Interactionism and Science

Symbolic Interactionism: Some Representative Studies

Symbolic Interactionism: Some Examples of Application

                                             

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