Category Archives: Symbolic Interaction

Against the Symbolic Interactionism Dogma? Radical Interactionism enters into force

This book review by Yves Laberge in Symbolic Interaction deals with what he terms radical interactionism, generalising to symbolic interactionism. This is something I have been aware of in my own writings – it is what I refer to in this … Continue reading

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Chicago Sociology Includes Symbolic Interactionism

Posted on September 23, 2011 in jimsresearchnotes Thomas Theorem: “If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences” W. I. Thomas, 1928 The Second Chicago School of Sociology is little known in urban studies. To be more accurate, Robert Park and Ernest Burgess and others – notably Louis Wirth and Herbert … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to Aberdeen Symbolic Interactionism?

Raymond Illsley had a programme grant from the Medical Research Council (MRC). There was never any doubt that he would get it. Aberdeen already had a large and thriving group of teachers and students interested in symbolic interactionism. It is … Continue reading

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Symbolic Interaction and Power: structure versus agency

Symbolic Interaction and Power: structure vs agency (First published in jimsresearchnotes 17 Dec 2009). This is part 9 in a series of research notes on Structure vs Agency in urban research The heritage of the Gouldner critique One of the most … Continue reading

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The Micro-Macro Distinction in Sociology: a symbolic interactionist approach

First Published in jimsresearchnotes 15 May 2012 This was the title of a manuscript I tried to get published as a book. I can’t remember which publisher I sent it to, but it was turned down.  Although the title was the same as … Continue reading

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Peter M. Hall

Peter M. Hall received his Sociology Ph.D. from Minnesota University in 1963 (see his University of Missouri home page, and his Colorado State University CV. An early publication by Hall was “A Symbolic Interactionist Analysis of Politics”  Sociological Inquiry 1972 42, … Continue reading

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Faberman and Criminogenic Markets

“A Criminogenic Market Structure: the automobile Industry”  by Harvey A. Farberman was published in The Sociological Quarterly in 1975. I read it while I was a Lecturer in Politics at Adelaide University and thought the whole idea of criminogenic markets was very … Continue reading

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