Unformatted text preview: out of your paradigm.” A model of framework for observation and understanding that shapes both what we see and what we believe. 1) Symbolic interaction theory a. Micro-level; people use symbols to interact (i.e. language is a set of symbols, facial expressions.) b. Erving Goffman – came up with stage theory to explain social interactions/behavior. He looks at the symbols people use while interacting. 2) Structure-function theory a. Similarly to an organism, if society is to function smoothly all the parts must work together in harmony. If there is a part that is not functional, that is when society has a dysfunction. 3) Conflict theory...
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- Fall '10
- Sociology, Erving Goffman, Sociology Notes Science, unfamiliar social worlds