Modern symbolic interaction theory and health

Kathy Charmaz, Linda L Belgrave

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Abstract

As sociologists we know that people are connected both to and through society. Individuals share much in the way of values and understandings of the world and their actions generally appear to be coordinated-yet human actors are more than well-socialized cogs in a machine. The symbolic interactionist perspective helps us understand relationships between the individual and the larger society as dynamic. This theoretical perspective views concepts of self, social situations, and society as accomplished through people's actions and interactions. Through its concepts and guiding assumptions, symbolic interactionism fosters theoretically-driven research with implications for medical sociology, which we address here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Sociology on the Move: New Directions in Theory
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages11-39
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9789400761933, 9400761929, 9789400761926
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StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

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Charmaz, K., & Belgrave, L. L. (2013). Modern symbolic interaction theory and health. In Medical Sociology on the Move: New Directions in Theory (pp. 11-39). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6193-3_2

Modern symbolic interaction theory and health. / Charmaz, Kathy; Belgrave, Linda L.

Medical Sociology on the Move: New Directions in Theory. Springer Netherlands, 2013. p. 11-39.

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Charmaz, K & Belgrave, LL 2013, Modern symbolic interaction theory and health. in Medical Sociology on the Move: New Directions in Theory. Springer Netherlands, pp. 11-39. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6193-3_2
Charmaz K, Belgrave LL. Modern symbolic interaction theory and health. In Medical Sociology on the Move: New Directions in Theory. Springer Netherlands. 2013. p. 11-39 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6193-3_2
Charmaz, Kathy ; Belgrave, Linda L. / Modern symbolic interaction theory and health. Medical Sociology on the Move: New Directions in Theory. Springer Netherlands, 2013. pp. 11-39
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