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b)These theorists emphasize face-to-face interaction and pay attention to words, gestures, and symbols. 2.Both the individual self and society are the result of social interactions based on language and other symbols 3.Asks: How do we interact? How do we create and interpret symbols? 4.People acquire a sense of who they are through interaction with others 5.Weakness: focus on micro-level obscures larger structural context 6.Example: Crime and Deviance 7.Study material include things such as: what one talks about, styles and fashion, how individuals develop a self-identity, and the roles one performs. 8.Social order is constantly negotiated and created through the interpretations people give to their behavior. I.An Intersection of Biography and History: My Intellectual Journey 1.Links biography and history 2.How does Romero make these connections? 3.Biography (personal story) 4.History (explanation of the state of Mexicans in the US) 5.Domesticas (examines the significance of this term)
I.“Sidewalk” — Mitchell Duneier (Reading Notes) A.Qualitative Research 1.Weakness: a)Using real names can place people at risk B.Ethnographic Research 1.Go and engage as a participant in the study you are researching in a)Benefits: Helps find the emotions of the person C. Setting 1.The Sixth Avenue D.Social research 1.Concerned with the definition and assessment of social phenomena. 2.Social researchers enable us to get inside these diverse social worlds and discover what social forces are at work in creating social life 3.Strengths: 4.Weaknesses: a)Produce Biases E.Public Character 1.Anyone who is in frequent contact with a wide circle of people and who is sufficiently interested to make himself a public character. 2.A public character need have no special talents or wisdom to fulfill his function-although he often does. He just needs to be present, and there needs to be enough of his counterparts. 3.His main qualification is that he is public, that he talks to lots of different people. In this way, news travels that is of sidewalk interest. F.Sidewalk 1.Sidewalk life is crucial because the sidewalk is the site where a sense of mutual support must be felt among strangers if they are about to go about their lives there together G.Ecological hierarchy of Greenwich Village’s lower-class workers 1.At the top are salesmen of literature, mainly used books and magazines, who can afford the fixed capital and storage for their wares. 2.Below them are people who scavenge from dumpsters who are able to repurpose and resell their findings. 3.Next, there are workers further on the periphery, part-time service providers such as night staff and table service workers. 4.At the bottom of the hierarchy are nomadic workers who make very little money either as panhandlers or in self-appointed roles such as doormen at convenience stores and A.T.M. guards.
H.Broken Windows Theory 1.States that removing visible disorder and disarray reduces crime I.Methodology 1.Participant observation.