L9_soc2 - SymbolicInteraction 21:05 Socialinteraction

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Symbolic Interaction 21:05 Social interaction Ways ppl act toward or respond to one another Contends that humans are pragmatic actors who keep adjusting their  behavior to the actions of other actors Actors are active o They want to change things  We can adjust to actions only bc we are able to interpret them  Ex to treat them symbolically Sees humans as active, creative participants who construct their social world,  not merely as passive, conforming objects of socialization o Different meanings in different place Dramaturgical Model (Goffman) Social life is like a play The self lies at the center of our own production Involves the presentation of self as “staged” performance Acting differently depending on who she is interacting with  All interactions are all in a “theater” and we follow a script Encounters  interaction that occurs throughout any one occasion when a given set of  individuals are in one another’s continuous presence
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Working Consensus Agreement between participants in an encounter as to the definition of the 
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course SOC 2 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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L9_soc2 - SymbolicInteraction 21:05 Socialinteraction

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