Individual and SOCI (Part 6)
Veil of social difference created
Examples: Jewish traders in European society (Simmel); immigrants
How is the stranger valuable to society, according to Simmel?
Benefits of mobility, objectivity, non-stereotypical thinking, n
Individual and SOCI (Part 4)
Symbolically unify the personalities of all participants
And leads to
The Generalized Other
This unity is called- The Generalized Other
Defined as- An organized and generalized attitude to which the individual de
Individual and SOCI (Part 3)
(Mind, Self and Society 160-161).
Self as I and Me
Me reflects the attitude of the generalized other.
I responds to the attitude of the generalized other.
both aspects of the me and the I are essential to the self in its ful
Individual and SOCI (Part 2)
Mead, Simmel, Du Bois all took a more micro approach, looking closely at how the
self is formed.
How does self-awareness arise?
How do mind, self, and society interact?
How does social difference influence development of ident
Individual and SOCI (Part 1)
Theories of Self & Society:
The Self George Herbert Mead
Self as an active, reflexive project, ongoing through social interaction
I and Me aspects of the self
The social self
Stages of role-taking (mind, play, gam
Individual and SOCI (Part 10)
Purpose of Social Institutions
Socialization of new members.
Production and distribution of goods and services.
Maintain stability and existence.
Provide members with a sense of purpose.
Individual and SOCI (Part 9)
Pitch, loudness and rhythm of the voice.
Gestures, facial expressions
Use of personal space.
The component of communication that is conveyed by the pitch and loudness
Individual and SOCI (Part 8)
There is no objective reality.
Disrupting social norms and observing how individuals attempt to restore normalcy.
Human interaction takes place within a consensus and interaction is not possible without
Individual and SOCI (Part 7)
What Is Society?
A system of social interaction that includes culture and social organization.
Members of a society have a common culture though there may be great diversity within
Characteristics of Groups
A collection of
Individual and SOCI (Part 5)
Taking the form of the generalized other is how the community exercises control over
the conduct of its individual members (290). Social order/control maintained.
Mead pioneered study of social-psychology.
Basis for symbolic-i