According to Herbert Blumer, Meads
student at the University of Chicago
Human beings act on the basis of meanings.
Meanings are products of social interaction.
Meaning are modified and handled in an
One of the two big questions for social
To the extent that things are patterned
or predictable, what is the explanation?
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
Interaction Ritual (1967)
Strategic Interaction (1969)
Gender Advertisements (1979)
His own field research (Shetland Isles,
How Indians and whites interpret a cowboy
Self help books and illness identity
Identity norms in thrillers
Music in Latino/a subcultures
Asian drag queens
Verbal and also nonverbal symbolic
communication with a particular purpose
People perform acts that others do not
The self is an object in every social
Culture and its objects constrain every social