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Harris, Scott R. 2001. “What Can Interactionism Contribute to the Study of Inequality? The Case of Marriage and Beyond.” Symbolic Interaction , 24: 455-480. How do sociologists typically understand inequality? (we might say, what is a sociologistic approach to inequality?) Who defines inequality (i.e., the sociologist or the actor involved?)? How is an Interactionist approach different from a traditional or typical (sociologistic) approach? Harris constructs four Interactionist premises and applies them to the study of inequality. Explain each of the four and give an example. According to Harris, what is wrong with current quantitative approaches to the study of
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Unformatted text preview: marital inequality? What is wrong with current qualitative approaches to the study of marital inequality? How does narrative analysis approach the issue of marital inequality? What is “narrative linkage”? What are “domains of relevance”? What is “typification”? How did Harris attempt to gather information about marital inequality? Harris examines three stories about marital inequality. Drawing upon this work, what does Harris say Interactionist research can bring to the study of marital inequality? What does it contribute? How is it different from standard approaches to inequality? Why, according to Harris, is it better?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course SOC 311 taught by Professor Knapp,s during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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