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Symbolic Interactionism
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Origins of Symbolic Interactionism Early 1900s Industrial Revolution Pragmatist Philosophers Meaning comes from our interactions  with objects – not from objects themselves Meaning is negotiated through use of language People can change society through  communication & interaction
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Principle Scholars George Herbert Mead How we develop our sense of self: Play Stage Practice, imitate, imagine role of only 1 person at a time Game Stage Understand many perspectives, family roles, group fit Generalized Other Predict how behaviors affect society, understand norms
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Principle Scholars Charles Horton Cooley Looking-glass self William Isaac Thomas Family has role in socialization Definition of situation, different interpretations  Subjective opinion valued, has real consequences Herbert Blumer 1 st  to use phrase “symbolic interactionism”
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