Loriot as a Symbolic Interactionist. Or: Why We Sometimes Need to Negotiate Social Order Even in a Bathtub

Dirk Koob


The following essay intends to outline both the theoretical (action theory) and methodological essentials of Symbolic Interactionism in a predominantly student-oriented way. The importance of norms in generating social order is discussed by referring to a satirical example. Almost unnoticed the reader is made familiar with the central terminology as well as with the reconstructive methodology of Symbolic Interactionism.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0701279


symbolic interactionism; social order; social norms; social sense and meaning; reconstructive methodology

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-8.1.221

Copyright (c) 2007 Dirk Koob

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