Making interactionism useful: translations for social work and sociological direct practice

Studies in Symbolic Interaction

ISBN: 978-1-84855-126-8, eISBN: 978-1-84855-127-5

ISSN: 0163-2396

Publication date: 23 October 2008

Abstract

SI offers a distinctive theoretical language for practice: a vocabulary and a grammar for identifying the personal troubles and joys of group members and for locating these experiences in shared symbol systems and in associated social arrangements (Weigert, 1995). SI can provide the ideal base for social work and sociological helping work (Forte, 2004a, 2004b). It is a coherent organizing language that can guide practitioner thinking, acting, and feeling especially when professional action is blocked.

Citation

Forte, J.A. (2008), "Making interactionism useful: translations for social work and sociological direct practice", 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. 219-249. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0163-2396(08)32016-X

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