Introduces interpretive traditions in sociology, such as symbolic interactionism and ethnomethodology, that explore interaction at the 'micro-level' inside social groups and institutions, and shows how these can be used to study the relationship between the individual and society. The unit explores issues of the construction of identity, meaning making, conversational conventions, interaction rituals, the presentation of self, and the everyday world. Key topics covered include social stratification (particularly class and gender), medical work, the impact of new technology, and the social worlds of artists, musicians and professional athletes.
ASSESSMENT: 3,000-word assignment (40%), final 2-hr exam (60%)
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