SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONISM KEY TERMS

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DRAMATURGICAL ANALOGY
Coined by Goffman, referring to the analysis of social interactions in terms of how people live their lives like actors on a stage.
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LOOKING-GLASS SELF
Coined by Cooley, developed by Mead. Refers to the theory that we develop our sense of self throught the perceptions of what we think other people see us as.
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BREACHING EXPERIMENTS
Associated with Harold Garfinkel. A study that looks at peoples reactions to the public violation of social norms.
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VERSTEHEN
German for 'to understand', Weberian origins. Now a main concept and method in the rejection of positivistic social science.
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PRAGMATISM
Judging a theory not by how moral or truthful it is but by its outcomes, practical uses and successes. Associated with the Chicago School.
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BACK STAGE VS FRONT STAGE
Back stage performances refer to our true sense of self when we feel we are not being judged by others. Front stage performances are determined by how we think others expect us to behave.
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Coined by Cooley, developed by Mead. Refers to the theory that we develop our sense of self throught the perceptions of what we think other people see us as.

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