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Lecture 10-2 Social construction of Reality ONTOLOGY EPISTEMOLOGY Supir- Whorf Hypothesis… Language reflects and often determines our reality. It makes people, events, and ideas meaningful Hopi Indians- Objective- Things that exist now (being) Subjective- things that can be though about (becoming) Kachin- N. Burma and Sious people treat temporal concepts more like Adverbs than Nouns Time only exist in eternal present Linguistic- Relativity Hypothesis Language determines the possibility for culture’s norms, beliefs, and values Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Purple Cipsuka Cicena Agreements we make at any given time in order to fit our situation Language is used to deceive (purposely) Euphemism - an inoffensive expression substituted for one that might be offensive - Shap e perceptions: Preowned- used Season ed- old Urban ca m p er- ho m eless
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Lecture 10-2  Tactical redeployment – retreat during battle Personality as social product Development of self Self----- unique set of traits, behaviors, and attitudes
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Unformatted text preview: Cooley: “Looking Glass Self” 1. We imagine how we appear to those around us. 2. We interpret others’ reactions. 3. We develop a self-concept. I’m what I think you think I am. Mead: “Taking the Role of the Other” 1. Imitation— NO ability to take the role of the other. Imitating gestures and words. 2. Play Stage— Taking the role of one other in one situation. Taking the role of a significant other. 3. Game Stage— Taking the role of several others in one situation. Imagining multiple roles. 4. Generalized other stage— Taking the role of many others in many situations. Being able to see themselves as society in general does. The generalized other refers to the widespread cultural norms and values we use as reference points in evaluating ourselves ....
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  • Fall '08
  • Langenkamp
  • Sociology, Supir- Whorf Hypothesis, Linguistic- Relativity Hypothesis Language, Reality ONTOLOGY EPISTEMOLOGY, Relativity Hypothesis Language, Hopi IndiansObjective- Things

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