The Interactionist Perspective

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The Interactionist Perspective The Interactionist perspective takes the position that it is people who exist and act . All the other "structures" found in society are nothing but human creations . For the Interactionists, society is always in a process of being created, and this occurs through communication and negotiation. Symbolic Interactionists are called micro-sociologists . The scope of investigation for these sociologists is very small. Interactionists prefer to explore the interaction of individuals or groups of individuals . Interaction is generally face-to-face and addresses "everyday " activities. Society occurs as a result of interaction between individuals and small groups of individuals over long periods of time. They are interested in the way individuals act toward, respond to, and influence one another in society. People negotiate meaning in their lives. Each communication produces new perspectives, expectations, and boundaries that individuals use to assure
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