Stressing (a) the authenticity of human-lived experience, (b) activity as an intersubjectively generated and informed essence, and (c) process-oriented concepts that are rooted in the comparative analysis of ethnographically examined instances, this paper not only addresses the fundamental (essential) contributions of symbolic interactionism to the study of human knowing and acting but also considers the implications of these emphases for the future of sociology as a more genuine pluralist, humanist, and enduring social science.
Prus, R. (2008), "Authenticity, activity, and conceptuality: generating a pluralist, humanist, and enduring social science", Denzin, N.K., Salvo, J. and Washington, M. (Ed.) Studies in Symbolic Interaction (Studies in Symbolic Interaction, Vol. 32), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 19-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0163-2396(08)32003-1Download as .RIS
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