Symbolic interactionalism

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  • Symbolic Interationalsim
    • Mead
      • Symbolic interactionalism is where we convey meanings through symbols
      • Blumer,  systemised Meads ideas
        • 1.) Our actions are based on the meaning we give to situations
        • 2.) The meanings arise from a interpretstion process
        • 3.) The meaning we give to a situation is through interpretation (taking the role of the other!)
      • Criticisms Structural theories say that these theories are wrong because people are puppets responding to societies needs.
        • structural theories say- we do not interpret our actions society does though the process of socialisation and control agencie.
          • Blumer,  systemised Meads ideas
            • 1.) Our actions are based on the meaning we give to situations
            • 2.) The meanings arise from a interpretstion process
            • 3.) The meaning we give to a situation is through interpretation (taking the role of the other!)
    • Labelling Theory
      • Labelling theorist use interactionalist concepts when completing their studies.
        • The looking glass self: Cooley
          • Cooley- The looking glass self- this is how we develop our self concept, through our ability of 'taking the role of the other'
        • The definnition of the situation
          • This is the label eg; if a teacher beleived a pupil tto be badly behaved they will act differently towards therm
        • Career
      • Goffmans Dramaturgy model.
        • says we are all actors within scoeiety.... public is our stage and home is backstage
        • Goffman says that we are all actors using props make-up and scripts to be viewed by our audience how we want to.
          • Roles- Although different roles apply to us we still decide how we act
          • Impression Management-Language, facial expression and tone are used to pass as the sort of person we want to be.

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