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soc_lec_4 - Lecture 4 April 8, 2010 The Social Self Recap...

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Lecture 4 – April 8, 2010 The Social Self Recap Social as relational interactive process Society as the set of stable and unstable relationships Social relationships sustained by culture Culture composed of beliefs, values, norms/rules, knowledge Culture reproduced in social interaction Culture becomes institutionalized Social interaction is dynamic Inherently subject to change Institutions can and are challenged in new contexts Note on Authority All societies exhibit variable levels of inequality Power relations Authority structures Social conventions Milgram experiment George Herbert Mead Mind, self, society Central focus on the capacity of the self to be an object to itself Self is reflexive Can be both subject and object Social Self: The I and the Me Self is a relationship Relationship within – I and Me Relationship without – Self and Society The I is the inward looking individual part of the self
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