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Goffman, E. 1959. Introduction and Conclusion to tPoSiEL.

Goffman, Erving. 1959. “Introduction” and “Conclusion.” Pp. 1-16 and 238-255 in The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. New York: Doubleday.   Introduction Interactions are information-acquiring and information-using, as status, attitudes, personality, etc. become critical to structuring interactions.  Information is carried through “sign-vehicles” – clues in conduct, physical appearance that may help to frame interactions […]

Goffman, E. 1951. “Symbols of Class Status.”

Goffman, Erving. 1951. “Symbols of Class Status.” The British Journal of Sociology 2(4): 294-304. Status, position, and role have been used interchangeably “to refer to the set of rights and obligations which governs the behaviour of persons acting in a given social capacity” (294), but these rights and obligations tend to be fixed, impacted by […]

Morris, E. 2012. “Repelling the ‘Rutter’: Social Differentiation among Rural Teenagers.”

Morris, Edward W. 2012. “Repelling the ‘Rutter’: Social Differentiation among Rural Teenagers.” Symbolic Interaction 35(3): 301-320. Low-income, white, rural teens’ management of race and class inequality, creating boundaries to assert uniqueness, but to also avoid being categorized as pejorative “rutter.” Race and class as interactional practice, stigma reduction, credibility earning through differentiation processes How concepts […]

House, J.S., G.A. Fine, and K.S. Cook. 1995. Reply: The Promise of Sociological Social Psychology.

House, James S., Gary A. Fine, and Karen S. Cook. 1995. “Reply: The Promise of Sociological Social Psychology.” Social Psychology Quarterly 58(4): 336-338. Social psychology is necessary for understanding the link between social structure and social action, uniting macro structures with the agencies and experiences of the individual. However, worries about further fragmentation as sociological […]

Thoits, P.A. 1995. Social Psychology: The Interplay between Sociology and Psychology.

Thoits, Peggy A. 1995. “Social Psychology: The Interplay between Sociology and Psychology.” Social Forces 73(4): 1231-1243. In social psych, sociologists tend to draw more from psychology literature than vice versa – “because sociologist more often assess the degree to which status characteristics, social relationships, and structural contexts influence individuals’ thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, while psychologists […]

Objectification Notes (Stanford Site Quick Review)

Marxist-Feminist Notes – (from Stanford Philosophy Site) Kant: objectification – lowering people (possessing humanity, here determined by capacity for rational choice, agency-actionability in said rational choice) to the status of object. To Kant, sexuality outside of monogamous marriage sustains subordination and degradation of that person’s humanity – turning that person – both men AND […]

Miller, K.A. and S.A. Hunt. 1997. “Cultures, Identities, and Dress: A Renewed Sociological Interest.”

  Miller, Kimberly A. and Scott A. Hunt. 1997. “Cultures, Identities, and Dress: A Renewed Sociological Interest.” Sociological Inquiry 67(3): 320-322. Though the sociology of dress has been a historically critical one (with such authors as Simmel, Blumer, Goffman, and Stone) writing on it – contemporary review of dress is usually performed outside of the […]