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societies create individuals who acquire minds and selves by symbolically interacting with others
the part of the self that is an acting subject; impulsive, creative, spontaneous and generally unburdened by social rules and restrictions
socially conscious part of self; analytical, evaluative, aware of social conventions, rules, and expectations
viewpoint of a social group, community, or society as a whole; rules, roles, and attitudes shared by members of a society
life is a drama and can be understood in dramatic terms; involves conflict and division that threatens some existing form or order
our symbols allow us to conceive and name perfect forms or ideals top of hierarchy and guilt arises from the gap between the case and perfection
moral capacity to say no; ability to name the negative, which is the basis moral judgement and guilt comes from disobeying the rule
humans by nature are storytelling beings and that narrative capacity is the most basic and most distinct for humans
if the storyteller told us all of the important details so the outcome is believable
process of managing setting, words, nonverbal communication, and dress in an effort to create a particular image of individuals and situations
attempts to understand how symbolic behaviors actually perform cultural values and personal identities
method of interpreting actions in a manner that generates understanding in terms of those performing actions
ethnographer develops the ability to represent cultural practices from the point of view of people who are native to the culture
technology (specifically media) decisively shapes how individuals think, feel, and act, and how societies organize themselves and operate
printing press helped mass produce written materials and were not only for the elite anymore
television cultivates or promotes a view of social reality that is inaccurate but that viewers nonetheless assume reflects real life
values, institutions, and practices that reflect the experience, values, and interests of men as a group and protect their privileges while dismissing experiences, values, and interests of women as a group
patriarchal universe of discourse
set of language conventions that reflect a particular definition of reality/ at any moment in the life of a culture shapes the understandings of all who participate in that universe of discourse.
scholars attempt to increase awareness of women's contributions, experiences, values, and mode and to raise awareness about inequality between men and women
muted language/muted experience
when words and their meanings do not reflect the experiences of some groups, members of the groups are constrained in their ability to express themselves
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