Symbolic Interactionism : Genesis, Varieties and Criticism, Hardback Book

Symbolic Interactionism : Genesis, Varieties and Criticism Hardback

Part of the Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory series

Description

Symbolic interactionsim is of major importance in contemporary sociology.

In this study, three authorities in the field collaborate to define symbolic interactionism and to describe, and present criticism of, the interactionist perspective.

The contributions of G.H. Mead, J. Dewey, C.H. Cooley, W.I. Thomas and other theorists to the interactionist viewpoint on human behaviour and social life are examined.

There is a systematic discussion of the diverse schools of thought within the field, including H.G.

Blumer's Chicago School, M.H. Kuhn's Iowa School, E. Goffman's dramaturgical approach and H. Garfinkel's ethnomethodology. Criticisms of symbolic interactionism by both adherents and opponents to the perspective are selected and assessed.

Throughout the book, the authors survey the social and intellectual sources of significant ideas, thereby incorporating a reflexive, sociology-of-sociology orientation.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social theory
  • ISBN: 9781138783812

Other Formats

£93.99

£92.79

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Bernard N. Meltzer

Also in the Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory series   |  View all