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Unformatted text preview: ..) 3 key assumptions of SI: 1) People act toward things based on the meanings they give to those things. 2) People give meanings to things based on their ongoing interactions and negotiations with others. Meanings grow out of social relationships and they are continually negotiated. 3) As people's relationships change, the meanings they give to things change.-- Interactionists often focus on socialization processes, such as how people create and sustain culture, develop a self, play roles, negotiate identities, and communicate with each other. Emphases : Interactionists stress the importance of language as the basis of social life. They also focus on the processes of interaction through which society is constructed and sustained....
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