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eText: 
ISBN-13 9780136051947ISBN-10 0136051944
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-13-605193-6ISBN-13 978-0-13-605193-0
Author(s): Joel M. Charon
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2010 Pages: 256
Description

For sophomore/junior-level courses in Social Psychology or Social Theory in departments of Sociology; and for Senior seminar courses that examine the symbolic interactionist perspective.

Using a unique step-by-step, integrated approach, this text organizes the basic concepts of symbolic interactionism in such a way that students understand them clearly and are able to apply them to their own lives. It emphasizes the active side of human beings—humans as definers and users of the environment, humans as problem solvers and in control of their own actions—and it shows students how society makes us, and how we in turn shape society.

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