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George Herbert Mead,Symbolism, and the play -The Self.docx

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 1127
Professor
K.Mazri
Semester
Summer

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George Herbert Mead,Symbolism, and the play -The Self George Herbert Mead (1863-1931) Studied at university of Berlin for phd Concentrated on study of psychological psychology and economic theory Mead's theory of emergence of mind and self out of the social process of significant communication has become the foundation of the symbol interactionist school of sociology and social psychology The emergence of mind and self According to Mead these are social processes They' emerge only out of the social process of significant communication Significant Communication: •Gestures •Mead defines gestures as movements by one party that serve to stimulate movements in another party •They are significant because they mean something •language is one the most important gestures Significant symbols and language Arou
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