Chapter 10. Pragmatism and Symbolic Interactionism

  1. Professor Bryan S. Turner Professor
  1. Jack Barbalet Foundation Professor Professor Scholar-in-Residence

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304992.ch10

The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory

The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory

How to Cite

Barbalet, J. (2008) Pragmatism and Symbolic Interactionism, in The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory (ed B. S. Turner), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304992.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Alona Evans Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College Boston, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Western Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169004

Online ISBN: 9781444304992

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Keywords:

  • perspectives on social and cultural analysis;
  • varieties of pragmatism;
  • symbolic interactionism;
  • rational choice theory and the pragmatic critique;
  • sociological pragmatism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pragmatism and Sociology

  • Varieties of Pragmatism

  • Symbolic Interactionism

  • Rational Choice Theory and the Pragmatic Critique

  • Conclusion

  • Bibliography