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Handbook of Symbolic Interactionism,9780759100923

Handbook of Symbolic Interactionism

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 12/1/2003
Publisher(s): Altamira Pr
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Symbolic interactionism has a long history in sociology, social psychology, and related social sciences. In this volume, the editors and contributors explain its history, major theoretical tenets and concepts, methods of doing symbolic interactionist work, and its uses and findings in a host of substantive research areas.

Author Biography

Godfried Williams is Senior Lecturer at University of East London, United Kingdom.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
General Introductionp. 1
Taking Stock: A Handbook for Symbolic Interactionistsp. 3
Antecedentsp. 13
Introductionp. 15
Ancient Forerunnersp. 19
Intellectual Precursorsp. 39
Early Representativesp. 59
Approachesp. 83
Introductionp. 85
The Chicago Schoolp. 91
The Iowa Schoolp. 119
The Dramaturgical Genrep. 141
Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysisp. 173
Methods and Conceptsp. 203
Introductionp. 205
Methods of Symbolic Interactionismp. 213
Mindp. 253
Selfp. 267
Societyp. 289
Symbols, Objects, and Meaningsp. 307
Interactionp. 327
Motivesp. 349
Identityp. 367
Rolep. 391
Social Organizationp. 411
Institutionsp. 433
Introductionp. 435
The Economic Institutionp. 445
The Political Institutionp. 471
The Military Institutionp. 491
The Familial Institutionp. 511
Science, Technology, and Medicine Studiesp. 539
The Educational Institutionp. 575
The Legal Institutionp. 601
The Religious Institutionp. 625
Medical Institutionsp. 637
The Mass Mediap. 657
Substantive Areasp. 685
Introductionp. 687
Deviancep. 695
Collective Behaviorp. 721
Race and Ethnic Relationsp. 743
Genderp. 761
Emotionsp. 787
Social Movementsp. 811
The Life Coursep. 835
Childhoodp. 857
Sport and Leisurep. 875
Occupations and Professionsp. 893
Applied Symbolic Interactionismp. 915
Community and Urban Lifep. 937
Current and Future Trendsp. 975
Introductionp. 977
Social Problemsp. 981
Cultural Studiesp. 997
Semiotics, Pragmatism, and Narrativesp. 1021
Triumphs, Emerging Voices, and the Futurep. 1041
Indexp. 1059
About the Contributorsp. 1063
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