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Writers and Self-Esteem: A Symbolic Interactionist Perspective

We’re all our own worst critics.

Every writer I’ve ever known tends to look down on their own work. We see only the flaws, we fear the critics, and we worry that our readers won’t like our work. 882 more words


Symbolic Interactionism 101: Selfies, Internet Personas and the Growing Disconnect Between "I" and "Me"

Selfies. Almost nothing is more symbolic of our high-tech, hip little millennial lives. Selfies are highly contested, and everyone has an opinion. Countless pieces have been written about them, ranging from celebrations of self-expression to cries that they mark the decline of our apparently previously humble and demure society. 766 more words

Reading the Signs of the Times

I have written this paper last 2012. This paper was a part of a requirement in partial fulfilment of my Sociology class. We were asked to immerse into natural observation within the environment of the shopping malls. 2,542 more words

Aivy Rose Villarba

Building Reality Through Language

In “Symbols and the Creation of Reality” Kent Sandstrom draws upon the sociological perspective known as symbolic interactionism which emphasizes that because we use and rely upon symbols, we do not respond to stimuli in a direct or automatic way but rather, through symbols we give meaning to stimuli and act toward them based on that meaning. 951 more words