Earlier this afternoon, I had a really fun time going around Davie Street, Vancouver. I sincerely felt so happy walking around the neighbourhood, seeing the pride flag crosswalks at Bute Street as pictured above, the numerous pride flags scattered across the street, the dessert and food places that I love (!!), and simply what felt like an aura of open acceptance of LGBTQ+ identity in this geographic location. 336 more words
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I am currently re-reading some foundational texts on Symbolic Interactionism (the school of sociology) for my thesis. One of the most influential is Herbert Blumer’s 607 more words
Across the social sciences as well as some of the technical sciences like CSCW or HCI there is great interest in “interaction”. Studies explore interaction between systems, interaction between human beings, often called “users”, and systems, interaction between two or more people and much more. 180 more words
In the reading by Goffman titled “Presentation of Self In Everyday Life,” he discusses this idea of the “working consensus.” Goffman stated that interaction between individuals begins with this concept of a working consensus. 491 more words
We can divide sociological theories into two broad types: structural and action theories.
Functionalism, Marxism and Feminism are all structural theories, are interested in ‘society as a whole’ and ask ‘societal level questions’ such as ‘what functions does education perform for society and the individual’? 693 more words