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Lecture 5

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Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC346H5
Professor
Reza Barmaki

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Interaction Theories: basic assumptions
Social interaction:
1.Face-to-face process
2.Goal of the interaction is to communicate
3. Includes different methods of communication (body language, eye contact)
4. Involves norm-bound actions, reactions, and mutual adaptation between
individuals
5.Meaning & interpretation is produced through the interactions of individuals
Factors effecting interaction and interpretation
Power
Social class
Prestige
Culture
Sub categories
Race
Gender
Age
These factors affect different aspect of interaction
Level formality
Level of deference
Control of interaction
Duration
Interpretation of action
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G.H. Mead: I and the me
- “I
Subject, agent
Me
oWho am I?
oOthers view of individual
oTotality of my social roles (student, parent, gender)
Social Designations
That is your me
oMale/female
oTall/short
oStudent, sister, brother
oBeautiful/ugly
oNice/mean
oEtc.
Gender role
Which one is you?
Who told you that?
oSociety (others) designated you
oEveryday you are treated by others as such
Interaction (long or short term) with Others
Forms the me
Your view of yourself
You respond/act based on that
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Others make a human being seem like dumb, mean, ugly
This includes deviance
No human being is inherenly:
oDumb/smart
oBeautiful/ugly
oDeviant/non-deviant
oEtc
Socially produced
oAction/reaction
Two basic assumptions of interaction-based theories of deviance
No act is inherently deviant
Others reaction make acts deviant
Theories of Creation of Deviance & Deviants (Based on these assumptions)
(1)Societal Reaction Theory
Certain attributes are associated with deviance
Treated as indicators of deviance & other stigmas
Reaction takes place (mild, harsh)
Keeping distance, condemnation
Homosexuality = deviance
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Interaction Theories: basic assumptions Social interaction: 1. Face-to-face process 2. Goal of the interaction is to communicate 3. Includes different methods of communication (body language, eye contact) 4. Involves norm-bound actions, reactions, and mutual adaptation between individuals 5. Meaning & interpretation is produced through the interactions of individuals Factors effecting interaction and interpretation Power Social class Prestige Culture Sub categories Race Gender Age These factors affect different aspect of interaction Level formality Level of deference Control of interaction Duration Interpretation of action www.notesolution.comG.H. Mead: I and the me - I Subject, agent Me o Who am I? o Others view of individual o Totality of my social roles (student, parent, gender) Social Designations That is your me o Malefemale o Tallshort o Student, sister, brother o Beautifulugly o Nicemean o Etc. Gender role Which one is you? Who told you that? o Society (others) designated you o Everyday you are treated by others as such Interaction (long or short term) with Others Forms the me Your view of yourself You respondact based on that www.notesolution.com
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