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Unformatted text preview: Social stratification or inequality is linked to such factors as class, race, sex, and age. 3) The Symbolic-Interactionist Paradigm • According to the symbolic-interactionist perspective, society arises from the ongoing interaction of individuals; people’s perceptions of reality are variable and changing • Symbolic interactionists examine how people learn attitudes and behavior, as well as how people come to define situations as problems. • The process by which people creatively shape reality through symbolic interaction is referred to as the social construction of reality . Determining whether a social problem exists often depends on which audience is watching, who the actor is, where the action takes place, and when the action occurs....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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