Symbolic interactionism

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  • Created on: 17-06-12 19:47

- Mead was the founder of symbolic interactionism

- Society is built up by interactions between people that take place on the basis of meanings held by individuals

- People act in terms of symbols that stand for something

- People attach meanings to symbols and act towards people and things in accordance with these meanings

- Meanings develop out of the interaction of an individual with others

- Meanings can change during the course of an interaction

- People try to interpret the meanings others give to their actions by imagining themselves in their position and taking on their role

- Individuals can only develop a conception of…


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