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Symbolic Interactionism

As a perspective in Sociological Theory, symbolic interactionism rests on a premise that society forms the context in which the self develops. Essentially, this perspective devotes itself to an understanding of how the individual self interacts with the society and in turn gets affected. It attempts to theorize on how society's own existence is dependent on acting individuals to create social groups and structures. The relationship between individuals and society and the medium of communication that facilitates such relationship are the important subject matter for symbolic interactionist school of thought. The primary concern of symbolic interactionism is with the impact of meanings and symbols on human action and interaction. ...

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