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Unformatted text preview: -Don’t understand relations with others-Function of pretending-Reference group 9/25/06 Symbolic Interaction: how to get a self-Can only develop a conception of self through interaction with others-Through interaction we develop a looking glass self by taking the role of the other-Interaction inherently involves symbols; social life is constant process of interpreting meaning of symbols Whence the self?-Over time people develop the ability to see themselves through the eyes of others. This makes them increasingly social and more of an individual. This social process happens through language.-...
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- Fall '06
- Sociology, personality Social interaction, socialization possible Objectification, Socialization Enculturation Learning