Symbolic Interaction and Cultural Studies

Paperback | November 12, 1993

EditorHoward S. Becker

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Symbolic interactionism, resolutely empirical in practice, shares theoretical concerns with cultural studies and humanistic discourse. Recognizing that the humanities have engaged many of the important intellectual currents of the last twenty-five years in ways that sociology has not, the contributors to this volume fully acknowledge that the boundary between the social sciences and the humanities has begun to dissolve. This challenging volume explores that border area.

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Tracing its lineage to the American Pragmatists--John Dewey and George Herbert Mead, particularly--and to sociologists of the 'Chicago School' and their successors, symbolic interaction has emerged as one of the major movements of contemporary social science.

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Symbolic interactionism, resolutely empirical in practice, shares theoretical concerns with cultural studies and humanistic discourse. Recognizing that the humanities have engaged many of the important intellectual currents of the last twenty-five years in ways that sociology has not, the contributors to this volume fully acknowledge t...

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Tracing its lineage to the American Pragmatists--John Dewey and George Herbert Mead, particularly--and to sociologists of the 'Chicago School' and their successors, symbolic interaction has emerged as one of the major movements of contemporary social science.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.8 inPublished:November 12, 1993Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226041182

ISBN - 13:9780226041186

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction, Michal M. McCall and Howard S. Becker
2 Social Interaction, Culture, and Historical Studies, John R. Hall
3 The Good News about Life History, Michal M. McCall and Judith Wittner
4 Studying Religion in the Eighties, Mary Jo Neitz
5 Why Philosophers Should Become Sociologists (and Vice Versa), Kathryn Pyne Addelson
6 Art Worlds: Developing the Interactionist Approach to Social Organization, Samuel Gilmore
7 Symbolic Interactionism in Social Studies of Science, Adele E. Clarke and Elihu M. Gerson
8 Fit for Postmodern Selfhood, Barry Glassner
9 People Are Talking: Conversation Analysis and Symbolic Interaction, Deirdre Boden
Contributors
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From Our Editors

Tracing its lineage to the American Pragmatists--John Dewey and George Herbert Mead, particularly--and to sociologists of the 'Chicago School' and their successors, symbolic interaction has emerged as one of the major movements of contemporary social science.