ILROB 171 Mead

ILROB 171 Mead - ILR OB 171: Mead Symbols and Interactions...

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ILR OB 171: Mead Symbols and Interactions our notions of self are constructed by how others see us attempt to decipher our reality v. other’s reality a minuet of images a question of how others see you and how you see others my action => your interpretation of my action => your reaction => my interpretation of your reaction => my action ex: I (accidentally?) elbow you on the subway stages of self behavior – imitation only role playing – one role at a time, no integration of roles gaming – multiple roles, calculate intentions and expectations of others develops a sense of the “generalized other” – collection of what society as a whole thinks of you “me” – the generalized other the internalization of society generalized and objective constraining boundary of the society “I” – the individual’s response to generalized others individual’s response to the internalization
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2009 for the course ILROB 171 taught by Professor Bacharach/sonnenstuh during the Spring '06 term at Cornell.

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