Inner Lives and Social Worlds: Readings in Social Psychology

Paperback | August 15, 2002

EditorJames A. Holstein, Jaber F. Gubrium

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Inner lives and social worlds are commonly viewed as separate yet equally important domains of experience. Inner lives comprise our personal, interior spaces--our selves, identities, feelings, thoughts, and motives. From this standpoint, "in here" is where we find "who we really are." Socialworlds are "out there"; they are the external influences that shape who we are. Inner Lives and Social Worlds challenges the stark distinction between "in here" and "out there." Offering a sociological approach to social psychology, it focuses on social interaction as the foundation of everyday life. From this perspective, both inner lives and social worlds are constructedthrough everyday social interaction and are therefore always connected to one another. Inner Lives and Social Worlds presents an exciting collection of readings that clearly demonstrate the way that these realms are intertwined. Drawing upon classic and contemporary material, it shows how the self,identity, mind, emotions, and motives--all landmark features of inner lives--are inextricably bound to social worlds. The social worlds of race and ethnicity, gender, age, family life, and personal troubles are highlighted in lively, compelling selections. The readings have been specifically chosento be accessible to both undergraduate and graduate students of social psychology.

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Inner lives and social worlds are commonly viewed as separate yet equally important domains of experience. Inner lives comprise our personal, interior spaces--our selves, identities, feelings, thoughts, and motives. From this standpoint, "in here" is where we find "who we really are." Socialworlds are "out there"; they are the external...

James A. Holstein is at Marquette University. Jaber F. Gubrium is at University of Florida.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 7.4 × 9.09 × 1.18 inPublished:August 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Each section opens with "About the Readings" and closes with "Further Reading"PrefacePART 1. POINTS OF DEPARTUREPART 2. SOCIAL INTERACTIONSection 1. Interaction in Everyday Life1. William Foote Whyte: Cornerville and Its People2. Jack D. Douglas: The Sociology of Everyday Life3. Hugh Mehan and Houston Wood: Five Features of RealitySection 2. Language and Communication4. George Herbert Mead: Meaning and Social Interaction5. Herbert Blumer: Society as Symbolic Interaction6. George Lakoff and Mark Johnson: Metaphors We Live By7. Jonathan Potter and Margaret Wetherell: Categories in DiscourseSection 3. The Work of Social Interaction8. W.I. Thomas: The Definition of the Situation9. Erving Goffman: Teamwork10. Joan P. Emerson: Behavior in Private Places: Sustaining Definitions of Reality in Gynecological ExaminationsPART 3. INNER LIVESSection 1. Selves and Identities11. William James: The Me and the I12. Charles Horton Cooley: The Looking-Glass Self13. George Herbert Mead: The Self14. Erving Goffman: The Presentation of Self15. David A. Snow and Leon Anderson: Salvaging the Self16. Kathleen S. Lowney and James A. Holstein: Victims, Villains, and Talk Show SelvesSection 2. Mind17. George Herbert Mead: The Locus of Mind18. Jaber F. Gubrium: The Social Preservation of Mind: The Alzheimer's Disease Experience19. Clinton R. Sanders: Understanding Dogs: Caretakers' Attributions of Mindedness in Canine-Human RelationshipsSection 3. Emotions20. Arlie Russell Hochschild: Emotion Work21. Robin W. Simon, Donna Eder, and Cathy Evans: The Development of Feeling Norms Underlying Romantic Love Among Adolescent FemalesSection 4. Motives22. John Dewey: On Motive23. C. Wright Mills: Situated Actions and Vocabularies of Motive24. Joseph Hopper: The Rhetoric of Motives in DivorceSection 5. Competence25. James A. Holstein and Jaber F. Gubrium: Constructing Competence26. Melvin Pollner and Lynn McDonald-Wikler: The Social Construction of Unreality: A Case Study of a Family's Attribution of Competence to a Severely Retarded ChildSection 6. The Body and the Physical Self27. Mary M. Gergen and Kenneth J. Gergen: Narratives of the Gendered Body in Popular Autobiography28. Karen March: Who Do I Look Like? Gaining a Sense of Self-Authenticity Through the Physical Reflections of Others29. Carolyn Ellis: "I Hate My Voice": Coming to Terms with Minor Bodily StigmasPART 4. SOCIAL WORLDSSection 1. Worlds of Race and Ethnicity30. Langston Hughes: That Powerful Drop31. Robin D.G. Kelley: Confessions of a Nice Negro, or Why I Shaved My Head32. Pamela Perry: White Means Never Having to Say You're Ethnic: White Youth and the Construction of "Cultureless" Identities33. Beverly Daniel Tatum: "Who Are You if You Don't Speak Spanish?" Language and Identity Among LatinosSection 2. The Gendered World34. Gender Play: Creating a Sense of "Opposite Sides," Barrie Thorne35. Amy L. Best: Fashioning the Feminine36. Lance Strate: Beer Commercials: A Manual on MasculinitySection 3. Social Worlds of Age and the Life Course37. Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler: Preadolescent Clique Stratification and the Hierarchy of Identity38. Carol Rambo Ronai: Managing Aging in Young Adulthood: The "Aging" Table Dancer39. Katherine Newman: Place and Race: Midlife Experience in Harlem40. Sarah H. Matthews: The Social World of Old WomenSection 4. Family as a Social World41. Jaber F. Gubrium and James A. Holstein: What Is Family?42. Nancy Anne Naples: A Member of the Funeral: An Introspective Ethnography43. Catherine Kohler Riessman: Stigma and Everyday Resistance Practices: Childless Women in South IndiaSection 5. Worlds of Trouble44. Robert M. Emerson and Sheldon L. Messienger: The Micro-Politics of Trouble45. Dorothy E. Smith: K Is Mentally Ill: The Anatomy of a Factual Account46. Jack Katz: Ways of the BadassAuthor IndexSubject Index