Unformatted text preview: one another in society. • People negotiate meaning in their lives. Each communication produces new perspectives, expectations, and boundaries that individuals use to assure continual interactions in the future . • Micro-sociologists are not interested in institutions (e.g., the economy and government), social class, and nation-states. Change • Society is dynamic . • Change occurs as a result of interaction between individuals. • Continuous change, not stable patterns, characterizes the real nature of society . This kind of change is much less deterministic than change associated with the conflict perspective. Marxists look for change that is determined by characteristics in the social structure. Change from the Interactionist perspective is free-form....
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- Fall '10
- Sociology, Interactionist Perspective