interactionism


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interactionism

(ˌɪntərˈækʃəˌnɪzəm)
n
(Philosophy) philosophy the dualistic doctrine that holds that mind and body have a causal effect upon one another, as when pricking one's finger (physical) causes pain (mental), or an embarrassing memory (mental) causes one to blush (physical). Compare parallelism3
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Sociologists and other scholars adept in symbolic interactionism explore a broad range of issues, among them identity, dialogue, and legitimacy.
Feminist theory and symbolic interactionism were used as an interpretative lens for the data analysis.
Symbolic interactionism is more relational than functionalism, but slightly less than pragmatism, network analysis, or actor-network theory.
brGeorge Herbert Mead and his protege Herbert Blumer, the key proponents of Symbolic Interactionism, argue that people interpret messages and assign meaning to events based on their "imputed meanings".
Chapter 1 deals with "Daily Work and Labor Processes." Here Coulter reviews literature from the tradition of symbolic interactionism that focuses on ethnographically observing animal-human relations in the context of work, as well as labour process theory that includes animals in discussions of how work is organized and structured.
However, its expression in the practice of empirical research stemmed from the so-called Chicago School, where important names like William Thomas and Florian Znaniecki (14), Harold Garfinkel (15) George Hebert Mead (16) and Robert Park (17) and other inaugurated sociologically important approaches, such as symbolic interactionism, ethnography, ethnomethodology and other.
Key words: careers; deviant careers; symbolic interactionism; tattoo; narratives.
Where there is complete subjectivity, this tends to be associated with methodological approaches such as grounded theory, ethnomethodology, symbolic interactionism (Blumer/Kuhn) and pragmatism.
As Blumer argued in the late 1960s with the lens of symbolic interactionism, we interact with objects (such as biographies) on the basis of their meaning for us.

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