Lecture3 - Symbolic Interact

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Lecture3 - Symbolic Interact

  1. 1. The Science of Sense-Making (Symbolic Interactionism and Ethnomethodology)
  2. 3. A ‘powerful’ sex scene?
  3. 4. Chic? Fresh? Stylish? Trendy? Voguish? Or just a stupid waste of money?
  4. 5. Unhygienic? Dirty? Crowded? Unhealthy? Or one of Malaysia’s “culinary delights”?
  5. 6. S.I. is about how people justify their actions and explain themselves in their own heads
  6. 7. How do you construct the meaning of… <ul><li>A joke? </li></ul><ul><li>A complaint? </li></ul><ul><li>An insult? </li></ul><ul><li>A lecture? </li></ul><ul><li>A challenge? </li></ul><ul><li>A customer? </li></ul><ul><li>A student? </li></ul><ul><li>A suicide? </li></ul><ul><li>An abnormality? </li></ul><ul><li>‘ In’ and ‘Out’? </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Coolness’ </li></ul><ul><li>A seduction? </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Small talk’ </li></ul>
  7. 8. Symbolic Interaction ~ our world is socially constructed, meaning is bestowed by society and individuals Ethnomethodology ~ every social context is constructed i.e. there is NO ‘stable’ reality whatsoever

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