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    Symbolic interactionism is one of the three major theoretical perspectives in sociology. Symbolic interactionism is important in microsociology because interactionists emphasize the subjective meaning of human behaviors, while other theoretical perspectives like functionalism and conflict theory focus on society as a whole on the macrosociology level. Interactionists focus on the micro-lens of society because they base their theory on the image of humans, rather than on their image of society. The

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    sociologists have formulated which, when used together, help to explain our social lives and the different facets of it. Symbolic interactionism is one of these theories, and will be the focus of this essay. Each theory is a “lens” in which we can view social life, and so each theory differs in their interpretation of it. In order to evaluate and analyze how symbolic interactionism is utilized within sociology, there will be a focus on how it is applied to a certain aspect of U.S. culture. This aspect

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    Symbolic Interactionism Theory Application Trent confessed to his wife that he was gay. He grew up in an active Latter Day Saint home, served a mission, and married Nicole in the temple. Early in their marriage she realized something was wrong. Hand holding, kissing, and other affectionate gestures were lacking in their marriage (Smith & Hamon, 2017)18 She began to wonder if there was something bothering him. He eventually broke down and told her he was gay and had known since he was a teenager

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    Introduction The last theoretical perspective I have applied to my movie selection, Dead Man Walking, is the symbolic interaction theory. The theory was primarily established by American philosopher George Herbert Mead in the 1920’s and the term was later coined by American sociologist Herbert Blumer in the 1960’s (McClelland, 2000). Symbolic interactionism examines society on a small scale and focuses on interactions between individuals and how these relations impact social order (Brown, 2013).

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    is a very well-known and commonly used drug. Yet, there are many different attitudes and meanings attached to it. So why is there such a variation in people’s attitudes towards marijuana. This can be explained and understood by using the symbolic interactionism theory. Marijuana is a very controversial topic among Americans and much research has been done regarding it. The Pew Research Center has gathered information on the opinions Americans have towards the legalization of marijuana. The data shows

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    The application paper Symbolic interactionism is considered to be part of the building block of micro-sociological thinking, related to anthropology and social psychology that bases the understanding of the society in communication and has greatly influenced the studies on media. This theory suggest that human interaction and communication is facilitated by words, gesture and other symbols that have acquired conventionalized meaning (Dictioinary). Symbolic interaction is a range of ideas that discuss

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    Sarah Goins June 8, 2018 Introduction to sociology Trent Cason Symbolic Interactionism- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly There are many strengths and weaknesses of symbolic interactionism, throughout this paper I will discuss what is helpful about this theory and how it applies to everyday life, what this theory is missing and what it does not adequately explain and how I believe the strengths outweigh the weaknesses. In my opinion, this is the most important and practical sociological theory, because

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    education and living in extreme poverty everyday? Using the lens of symbolic interactionism, this essay will analyze Maria’s education, gang surroundings, and family conditions. In the beginning, I will define symbolic interactionism, then I will explain why Maria a fourteen year old girls conditions contain these elements. Finally I will explain how symbolic interactionism is integrated into her life. Symbolic interactionism can be easily described as the “interactions of individuals with the

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    With Symbolic interactionism, the truth is seen as social, created interaction with others. Most symbolic interactionists trust a physical reality does in reality exist by an individual's social definitions, and that social definitions do create to a limited extent or connection to something "genuine." People subsequently don't react to this reality specifically, yet rather to the social comprehension of reality. People in this manner exist in three substances: a physical target reality, a social

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    Symbolic interactionism in short is a perspective that focuses on "labels" that we create and follow in our daily lives. It also explains how said labels shape and affect our behavior as human beings and as a society. This is a micro-level analysis theory due to it's detail oriented nature and focus on personal encounters people have with each other. Functionalism is a perspective that describes society as a "machine" that operates relying on individual components to do their job effectively. This

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