SY101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Matriarchy, Pink-Collar Worker, Symbolic Interactionism

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Sy101 - lecture 2 sociological theories ii: symbolic interactionism. Social reality is constructed through the daily interaction between individuals. Human agency: people do not just react to social circumstances; they actively create subjective meanings. Dramaturgical approach: people are social actors who manage their identities to create desired impressions to their audience (like actors) Social interactions are similar to being in a play. Defined roles, front stage & back stage: feminism. Patriarchy: social structure that subordinates females to male domination (examined in macro, and global structures) Male domination determined by social structures, not biology. Eliminating gender inequality is beneficial for everyone in society. The managed heart: the commercialization of feelings (1983) Sociology of emotions (symbolic interactionism, feminism & conflict theory) Feeling rules: rules about what feelings is or is not appropriate to a given social setting . Only come apparent in extreme rituals (i. e funerals, weddings)

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