09-SI - 1 Dr. Scott Renshaw Content, Social Form, and...

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Dr. Scott Renshaw Content, Social Form, and Accounting Devices within Symbolic Interaction Content and Social Form (Content and Social Form is a way to abstractly categorize the social world) Content 1. Linguistic Creation (we plug the word “content” into the sign mechanism and generate sociological meaning) 2. Individual content (humans contain individual content, everything we are made of) 3.Content involves an empirical/object/realness (contents are real and tangible objects) 4. What content is, is learned through social interaction Social Form 1. Linguistic Creation (we plug the words “social form” into the sign mechanism and generate sociological meaning) 2. Social form develops to satisfy human individual content needs 3. Social form contains and empirical/object/realness 4. Social form is learned through social interaction Models within Symbolic Interaction 1) Converting Things to Objects, Blumer’s Three Premises of Symbolic Interaction 2) The Act 3) The “I’ and the “me” 4) The Looking Glass Self 5) Pre-play, Play, Game1, Game2, Generalized Other 6) The Presentation of Self, Dramaturgy, the Activity System, and Identity 1) Blumer’s (1969) “three premises of symbolic interaction,” from Symbolic Interactionism: Perspective and Method , are infused into the conversion of “things” to objects (recognizable signs/symbols and/or cultural objects). **The conversion of “things” to “objects” depend on the Suassurian Sign and/or the Symbol in action, during social interaction *Human beings act toward things on the basis of the meanings that the things have for them. *The meaning of things arises out of the social interaction one has with one’s fellow humans. *The meanings of things are handled in and modified through an interpretive process used by the person in dealing with things s/he encounters 1
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2) The Act (stimulus/i, perception/impulse or impulse/perception, manipulation, consummation of the act )--perception and impulse are intrinsically link together **The act is an elementary unit of conduct that represents the smallest meaningful sociological unit that we can abstract from the on-going stream of human behavior. The act depends on the definition of the situation and the conversion of things into objects ** Stimuli—we receive stimulus or stimuli **Impulse—we have a bodily impulse associated with the stimulus or stimuli **Perception—we perceive the meaning of the stimulus or stimuli **Impulse—we have a bodily impulse associated with our perceived meaning **Manipulation—we organize the bundle of happenings occurring in our body, that are associated with impulse/perception/impulse, into a coherent organized manipulation of body, mind, and our environment
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