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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Sociology: Part VI The Sociology of Everyday Life Constructivist Sociology Symbolic Interactionism Phenomenology Weber Berger and Luckman Alfred Schutz Pragmatist Philosophy (James, Pierce, Dewey) Ethnomethodology Young Kuhn (Iowa School ) Turner (Role Theory) George Herbert Mead Blumer (Chicago School) Erving Goffman (Dramaturgical Perspective and Framing) Thomas and Park (Urban Ecology) Burgess and McKenzie Becker (Labeling Theory ) Constructivist Perspective on Categories • Categories are social conventions • Categories are historical and variable • Categories result from historical processes of negotiation and contestation between actors Radical Constructivism (Nominalism) • Categories are subjective • Categories are imposed upon – i.e., “construct” – the external world • Categories represent arbitrary divisions of continua Moderate Constructivism • Categories are bounded networks • Members of a category interact more with each other than they do with members of other categories • Categories are objective and real but still historically variable and subject to change through human agency Constructivist Sociology Symbolic Interactionism Phenomenology Weber Berger and...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Cornwell during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.

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