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Inner Lives and Social Worlds Readings in Social Psychology

ISBN-10: 0195147278

ISBN-13: 9780195147278

Edition: 2002

Authors: James A. Holstein, Jaber F. Gubrium

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Inner lives and social worlds are commonly viewed as separate yet equally important domains of experience. Inner lives comprise our personal, interior spaces--our selves, identities, feelings, thoughts, and motives. From this standpoint, "in here" is where we find "who we really are." Social worlds are "out there"; they are the external influences that shape who we are. Inner Lives and Social Worlds challenges the stark distinction between "in here" and "out there." Offering a sociological approach to social psychology, it focuses on social interaction as the foundation of everyday life. From this perspective, both inner lives and social worlds are constructed through everyday social interaction and are therefore always connected to one another. Inner Lives and Social Worlds presents an exciting collection of readings that clearly demonstrate the way that these realms are intertwined. Drawing upon classic and contemporary material, it shows how the self, identity, mind, emotions, and motives--all landmark features of inner lives--are inextricably bound to social worlds. The social worlds of race and ethnicity, gender, age, family life, and personal troubles are highlighted in lively, compelling selections. The readings have been specifically chosen to be accessible to both undergraduate and graduate students of social psychology.
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Book details

List price: $72.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Each section opens with "About the Readings" and closes with "Further Reading"
Preface
Points of Departure
Social Interaction
Interaction in Everyday Life
Cornerville and Its People
The Sociology of Everyday Life
Five Features of Reality
Language and Communication
Meaning and Social Interaction
Society as Symbolic Interaction
Metaphors We Live By
Categories in Discourse
The Work of Social Interaction
The Definition of the Situation
Teamwork
Behavior in Private Places
Sustaining Definitions of Reality in Gynecological Examinations
Inner Lives
Selves and Identities
The Me and the I
The Looking-Glass Self
The Self
The Presentation of Self
Salvaging the Self
Victims
Mind
The Locus of Mind
The Social Preservation of Mind
The Alzheimer's Disease Experience
Understanding Dogs
Caretakers' Attributions of Mindedness in Canine-Human Relationships
Emotions
Emotion Work
The Development of Feeling Norms Underlying Romantic Love Among Adolescent Females
Motives
On Motive
Situated Actions and Vocabularies of Motive
The Rhetoric of Motives in Divorce
Competence
Constructing Competence
The Social Construction of Unreality
A Case Study of a Family's Attribution of Competence to a Severely Retarded Child
The Body and the Physical Self
Narratives of the Gendered Body in Popular Autobiography
Who Do I Look Like? Gaining a Sense of Self-Authenticity Through the Physical Reflections of Others
"I Hate My Voice"
Coming to Terms with Minor Bodily Stigmas
Social Worlds
Worlds of Race and Ethnicity
That Powerful Drop
Confessions of a Nice Negro
White Means Never Having to Say You're Ethnic
White Youth and the Construction of "Cultureless" Identities
"Who Are You if You Don't Speak Spanish?" Language and Identity Among Latinos
The Gendered World
Gender Play
Creating a Sense of "Opposite Sides," Barrie Thorne
Fashioning the Feminine
Beer Commercials
A Manual on Masculinity
Social Worlds of Age and the Life Course
Preadolescent Clique Stratification and the Hierarchy of Identity
Managing Aging in Young Adulthood
The "Aging" Table Dancer
Place and Race
Midlife Experience in Harlem