Definition of symbolic interactionism in English:

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symbolic interactionism

noun

Sociology
The view of social behavior that emphasizes linguistic or gestural communication and its subjective understanding, especially the role of language in the formation of the child as a social being.
Example sentences
  • According to symbolic interactionism, social roles, such as being a father, are linked to societal expectations that influence the behaviors and actions conducted by the individual in a prescribed role.
  • As a family of theoretical frameworks, symbolic interactionism emphasizes the social construction and maintenance of meaning.
  • The foundations of grounded theory are embedded in symbolic interactionism, which assumes that one's communications and actions express meaning.

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Syllabification: sym·bol·ic in·ter·ac·tion·ism

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