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Unformatted text preview: Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. Printing note: If you do not want to print this page, select pages 2 to the end on the print dialog screen. ^PRODUCTION ^REALITY F O U R T H E D I T I O N Essays and Readings on Social Interaction Jodi O'Brien Seattle University PINE FORGE PRESS An Imprint of Sage Publications, Inc. Thousand Oaks London New Delhi Projecting the Definition of the Situation 169 15 Acknow ledgment Rituals The Greeting Phenomenon Between Strangers Carl Edward Pate (1998) . i ." or years I've noticed and participated in a .' ! , greeting phenomenon that occurs between African American males who do not know each other. The greeting can take several forms: a head nod only, a head nod accompanied by a verbal recognition, a verbal recognition only, or a nonverbal gesture. Why and how does this phenomenon happen? Does this greeting phenomenon occur out of an expression of a common experience (i.e., a shared definition of the situation which recognizes the oppression felt by people of color in general and African American males specifically)? Does AUTHOR'S NOTE: This research could not have been completed without the support of the Minority Education Office, a part of the Graduate School Administrative Division at the University of Washington. I am also indebted to Judith A. Howard, Robert Crutchfield, Jodi O'Brien, and Howard Becker for providing guidance throughout this endeavor. Questions for Discussion and Review 1. Think about some ways people signal to others through T-shirts, bumper stickers, and other symbolic displays. Would you wear a T-shirt that symbolized something you didn't like or agree with? Do you find yourself responding positively to strangers who are wearing some kind of symbol that you identify with? 2. Recall a situation in which you were embarrassed? Was the embarrassment due to playing the wrong role for the situation or due to misplaying the expected role for the situation?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2009 for the course DSOC 1101 taught by Professor Hirshel during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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