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symbolic interactionism

noun, Sociology
1.
a theory that human interaction and communication is facilitated by words, gestures, and other symbols that have acquired conventionalized meanings.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
Related forms
symbolic interactionist, noun
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  • From the interactionist perspective, called symbolic interactionism, meaning is of central importance.
  • The influences of traditional role theory and symbolic interactionism are presented.

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