The Theory of Symbolic Interactionism (TSI) is rooted in pragmatism and Hegelian thinking. It rejects grand narratives, and analyzes interaction sequences with their underlying social psychologies.
- Mead (I/Me) - Goffman (Dramaturgical) - Garfinkel (Social interactions)
- Inner dialog mediates the actions of individuals
- Self-reflection: How is it possible? ANd how does it really work?
- Differentiate between terms: Self, Subject, Ego, Person.
- Internalized, Generalized Other
- What is the role of the body?
- Problem of Social Order: Hobbes, Durkheim, TSI
- Two meanings of order: symbolic and political.
- How to conceptualize human freedom in social theory?
- Is there a relationship between the mirror stage and the theater stage?
- Back region, probs, audience, impression management, etc.
- Role-playing metaphors. the dramatic aspect
- Rules govern social performance: regulative vs. constitutive, symmetrical vs asymmetrical, substantive versus ceremonial.