By Peter McHugh
Read Online or Download Defining the Situation: The Organization of Meaning in Social Interaction PDF
Similar other social sciences books
Annette Baier's goal is to make feel of David Hume's Treatise as an entire. Hume's kin motto, which seems on his bookplate, used to be "True to the top. " Baier argues that it isn't till the top of the Treatise that we get his complete tale approximately "truth and falsehood, cause and folly. " through the top, we will see the reason to which Hume has been real during the paintings.
- Il cristianesimo edonista. Controstoria della filosofia II
- Entscheidung, Rationalität und Determinismus
- La Part du feu
- Philosophische Vorstellungen. Studien über die menschliche Erkenntnis
- When the Center Is on Fire: Passionate Social Theory for Our Times
Additional info for Defining the Situation: The Organization of Meaning in Social Interaction
Collected Papers, ll: Studies in Social Theory (The Hague: Martin us Nijhoff, 1964), pp. 20-63. Parameters of Definition 31 use by which the situation comes to be defined. l 9 Thus objects, whether norms, materials, deviants, or changes, can be real as opposed to illusory for the man on the street because he and others can presume to agree that such objects have entered their sensational field and are known in common. At the same time, however, the actor leaves room for the possibility that these same objects can be known for special qualities not held in common due to some special experience or conceptualization that falls out of the realm of the commonplace experience or concept.
When a member interacts with another, he infers whether or not the other's behavior is representative of some group or category membership. He refers the particular behavior, as an instance, to a class of behaviors which to him is in some way comparable. Others are made into samples. When sociologists say fathers are role models for their sons, they are suggesting that sons classify the formulated behaviors as typically relevant to themselves and other males on the level of interaction. J. M. , Theories of the Mind (New York: Free Press, 1962).
We shall use them· to observe how persons classify the environment and in so doing are enabled to decide that specific standpoints are interchangeable, as role-taking components of the definition of the situation. It should be noted first that these components depend for their operation upon the relevance that the actor, not the sociologist, draws. They are social rather than sociological classifications, because they are proposed as devices used by common-sense actors for assessing the behavior of others, so they need not be mutually exclusive or logically coherent in and of themselves.