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By Herbert Blumer

This is a set of articles facing the perspective of symbolic interactionism and with the subject of method within the self-discipline of sociology. it really is written through the best determine within the college of symbolic interactionism, and provides what will be considered as the main authoritative assertion of its standpoint, outlining its basic premises and sketching their implications for sociological examine. Blumer states that symbolic interactionism rests on 3 premises: that people act towards issues at the foundation of the meanings of items have for them; that the which means of such issues derives from the social interplay one has with one's fellows; and that those meanings are dealt with in, and changed via, an interpretive process.

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