Sampler Micro Micro Sociology Primer

Micro-Sociology Primer

Micro-sociology, dealt with at Mills in "The Sociology of Everyday Life," is foundational in a micro-macro theory that explains social behavior in terms of what real, concrete individuals actually do. This sampler is a quick romp through the main voices in the sociological conversation about, as Goffman puts it, the basic model of the human that you need so that you can wind it up, set it down among its fellows, and have something like what we know as society ensue.

Marx, Karl. 1844. "Estranged Labour" (32-38)
Durkheim Émile. 1912. "The Cultural Logic of Collective Representations" (94-103)
James, William. 1890. The Self and Its Selves" (161-166)
Cooley, Charles Horton. 1902. "The Looking-Glass Self" (189)
Mead, George Herbert. ca.1929. "The Self, the I, and the Me" (224-229)
Goffman, Erving. 1955. "On Face-Work" (338-343)
Lacan, Jacques. 1949. "The Mirror Stage" (343-344)
Erikson, Erik H. 1950. "Youth and American Identity" (334-337)
Goffman, Erving. 1955. "On Face-Work" (338-343)

Mills Library

May, Tim Powell, Jason. 2008. Situating Social Theory. Open University Press. E-301/.01

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