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Microsociology SOC 101

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Sociology Microtheory
Understanding Society: Principles of Sociology
Karen Kozlowski
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sociology, Microtheory




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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alex Ellzey on Wednesday August 31, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SOC 101 at University of Southern Mississippi taught by Karen Kozlowski in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 67 views. For similar materials see Understanding Society: Principles of Sociology in Sociology at University of Southern Mississippi.


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Date Created: 08/31/16
Microsociology 08/31/16 Microsociology and Symbolic Interactionism: Microtheory: focuses on smaller interactions to see how they impact large structures (meaning making) a. Involves the social interaction with things b. Emphasizes the social structure of reality Symbolic interactionism Key ideas  Acknowledges the psychological and individual aspects of smaller society settings  Constantly creating new meaning within the environment  Objects and events can be changed with interactions that we encounter on a smaller level  Society is socially constructed through interaction Thesis George Herbert Mead “Chicago School” Blumer WEB DuBois and Jane Aadams Pros Studying individuals Understanding social change at a micro level Cons Reactionary but not useful as its own method Ungeneralizable Astructural Apolitical Non-scientific 2


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