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Queen's University
SOCY 325
Rob Beamish

325 social interaction in everyday life Language and knowlege in everyday life. Levels of interaction - face to face- pro type case of interaction. The other subjectivity is close. - over distance - with people I know well (inner circle) - people I never really meet but interact over a distance - with previous and future generations Everyday life is significance. Social interaction makes up everyday life. We interact around themes of typification. Our responses are typical. we adjust typification through interaction they can be anonymous when referring to others. Others use abstract typifications. Importance of the person influences typification schemes. Interaction can deepen beyond typified responses. The people we interact with regularly and within our inner circle, we can create rituals, they are important to us. We go beyond and go deeper in understanding each other beyond typical responses. Action is also based on typified responses We tend to respond to people as social beings. Abstract responses can then lead to something more important. Social reality of everyday life is in a continuum of patterns of interaction Social strucuture is an essential element of reality life. Argument is about social construction of reality. We create structures. It happens through interactions. Social structure is the sum of typifications and through recurrent patterns of interactions. Interactions can become predictable because of typical responses. We create a social structure of reccurance. It occurs over and over again. All these interactions create the social world. Interaction becomes central basis for the mergence of a complex world. How does interaction occur? The role of objectification. There is one particular objectifying process that is more important than others- language Objectification- the human product of subjectivity. We express ourselves in objects. The world of everyday life is objectiications. Our everyday life is made by the objectification of the natural world. Creation of signs and symbols in communication and language is most important in creating communication Language is central in creating life world and creating the social world. The use of signs and language have meanings that are detachable from face to face interaction. Interaction can expand beyond face to face. Objectification is th creation of signs Symbolic communication- meanings being carried on beyond the here and now. Creates larger social system Common process of creating objects is creating language. Lnguage is the most important part of objectiications. We maintain objectification through language and signs. Everyday life is life with by the means of language. We share it with others. Understanding language is essential for understanding t
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