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The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective on U.S. Manufacturing in Mexico by Joan FerranteSymbolic interactionists study people as they engage in social interaction.  Thus, with regard to  maquiladoras, symbolic interactionists would immerse themselves in that world by observing employees interacting with one another as they work at the plant.   The symbolic inteactionist may choose to focus on interactions among employees of the same or different ranks.  He or she carefully observes these interactions firsthand and then draws conclusions.Consider the following interaction scenario between Frank, an American expatriate, and Pablo, a Mexican local who is the personnel director at a  maquila.   Frank, the new plant manager, has just arrived at the plant and is meeting Pablo for the first time.Frank   wants   to   impress   upon   Pablo   that   he   will   be   an   effective   employer.     He 

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Term
Spring
Professor
Clarke
Tags
Sociology, Expatriates, frank, Pablo, symbolic interactionists, symbolic interactionist perspective

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