Reading and Lecture Notes - Schwalbe Reproduction of Inequality

Reading and Lecture Notes - Schwalbe Reproduction of Inequality

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Social Problems SOCY 2031 Spring 2010 Reading and Lecture Notes: Schwalbe Reproduction of Inequality Schwalbe et al., “The Reproduction of Inequality , article 3 from Reading Between the Lines “…to understand the interactive processes through which inequalities are created and reproduced in concrete settings.” Symbolic Interactionism focuses on meaning: how we create it, associate it, communicate it, act in response to it Qualitative Research in general focuses on the specific setting, specific time, specific group How does inequality occur? Note the care taken to avoid generalizations: To call these processes "generic" does not imply that they are unaffected by context. It means, rather, that they occur in multiple contexts wherein social actors face similar or analogous problems. .. Managers and mushroomers may build trust in different ways, using the resources they have at hand, but there is still a generic process of "building trust" that can be studied and analyzed,,, Questions for the Symbolic Interactionist: 1. What happens in face-to-face interaction, such that a form of inequality is the result 2. How symbols and meanings are created and used to sustain the patterns of interaction that lead to inequality 3. How inequality is perceived, experienced, and reacted to, such that it is either reproduced or
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