Production of Reality Essays and Readings on Social Interaction

ISBN-10: 1412915198
ISBN-13: 9781412915199
Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)
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List price: $73.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

This popular text has been distinguished by its eclectic essays which engage students in social psychology courses. Students are introduced to the major theories, concepts and perspectives in contemporary social psychology. The principles which explain how we, as individuals, come to know and define ourselves in society are explained through fascinating stories. New to this edition: 1. A comprehensive revision of the book. 23 of the 42 applied readings are new to the Fourth Edition. New two page introductions to the sections within Parts. Expanded coverage on emotions and methodologies in PART I THE FORMER PART III is now two Parts - Part III PRODUCING SOCIAL ORDER THROUGH INTERACTION, and PART IV PRODUCING SOCIAL SELVES. 2. Each essay is followed by thought provoking questions to focus students on applying the readings to their study and to their lives. 3. A matrix in the beginning will tie the key concepts presented throughout the book to individual readings, making it easier to adapt the book to their course syllabus.

Jodi O'Brien (Ph.D., University of Washington) is Professor of Sociology at Seattle University. She teaches courses in social psychology, sexuality, inequality, and classical and contemporary theory. She writes and lectures on the cultural politics of transgressive identities and communities. Her other books include Everyday Inequalities (Basil Blackwell), Encyclopedia of Gender and Society (Pine Forge Press), Social Prisms: Reflections on Everyday Myths and Paradoxes (Pine Forge Press), and The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on Social Interaction, Fifth Edition (Pine Forge Press).

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Essay: What Is Real?
Reality as a Collective Hunch
Body Ritual among the Nacirema
The Nature of "Perspective"
Truth, Objectivity, and Agreement
The Search for Signs for Intelligent Life in the Universe
Essay: A Perspective for Understanding Self and Social Interaction
Humans as Symbolic Creatures
Essay: Shared Meaning as the Basis of Humanness
Naming
That Powerful Drop
A Clue to the Nature of Man: The Symbol
The Importance of the Symbol
Yes, Father-Sister
Language and Social Behavior
Final Note on a Case of Extreme Isolation
Language and Neurological Disorders
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Language, Thought, and Culture
Metaphors We Live By
The Social Lens
Mindfulness and Mindlessness
Changes in Default Words and Images Engendered by Rising Consciousness
A Person Paper on Purity in Language
Racism in the English Language
The Virgin Martyrs
Realizaing Symbolic Order Through Interaction
Essay: Meaning is Negotiated through Interaction
Naming as an Interactional Process
Becoming a Marihuana User
Looks
Fear of Fallinig: Sluts
Projecting the Definition of the Situation
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life: Selection
Black Men and Public Space
The Madam as Teacher: The Training of House Prostitutes
What Does the Service Include?
Negotiating a Working Consensus
Behavior in Private Places: Sustaining Definitions of Reality in Gynecological Examinations
"Precarious Situations" in a Strip Club: Exotic Dancers and the Problem of Reality Maintenance
The Self as a Product of Interaction
The Self, the I, and the Me
Looking-Glass Self
The Production of Selves in Personal Relationships
Shooting an Elephant
Salvaging the Self
Creating the Ex-Role
The Social Construction of Reality
Essay: Building and Breaching Reality
A Theory of Reality
Five Features of Reality
A Conception of and Experiments with "Trust" as a Condition of Concerted Stable Actinos
The Social Construction of Unreality: A Case Study of a Family's Attribution of Competence to a Severely Retarded Child
Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
When Belief Creates Reality: The Self-Fulfilling Impact of First Impressions on Social Interaction
Pygmalion in the Classroom: Teacher Expection and Pupils' Intellectual Development
On Being Sane in Insane Places
The Social Construction of the Cultural Status Quo
The Discovery of Hyperkinesis: Notes on the Medicalization of Deviant Behavior
The Nudist Management of Respectability
The Persistence of Gender Inequality in Employment Settings
Practices of Truth-Finding in a Court of Law: The Case of Revised Stories
Ambiguity, Complexity, and Conflict
Essay: Boundaries and Contradictions
Contradictions and Conflict in Self-Production
Double-Consciousness and the Veil
Stephen Cruz
Growing Up with Privilege and Prejudice
A Player
He Defies You still: The Memoirs of a Sissy
Sexual Identification Is a Strange Thing
Identity, "Passing" and Subversion
Her Son/Daughter
Conflict and Change in Cultural Production
Maid in the U.S.A.: A Personal Narrative on the Development of a Research Problem
Talking Back
Because Silence is Costly
La Conciencia de la Mestiza/Towards a New Consciousness
Ceremony
Epilogue
Name Index
Subject Index

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