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Question by  Keesha (24)

What is "symbolic interactionism?"

I saw it referenced in an article.


Answer by  Doomstoned (1454)

Symbolic interactionism is a term used within the fields of Urban Sociology and Social Psychology in particular to describe a major sociological perspective that places specific emphasis on social interaction which occurs on a micro-scale. Social interactionism is said to have origins in the philosophical movement known as American Pragmatism.


Answer by  butterfly (43)

It is when people act a certain way towards something or someone, based on society's view of that item. You base the meaning of things that you see in a day to day basis off of what other people in society think of those items. That then forms your opinion on items or people.

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