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

  • Dirk Koob Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung Bonn
Keywords: symbolic interactionism, social order, social norms, social sense and meaning, reconstructive methodology

Abstract

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

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Author Biography

Dirk Koob, Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung Bonn
Dirk Koob ist Privatdozent am Institut für Soziologie der Georg August-Universität in Göttingen
Published
2007-01-31
How to Cite
Koob, D. (2007). Loriot as a Symbolic Interactionist. Or: Why We Sometimes Need to Negotiate Social Order Even in a Bathtub. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-8.1.221
Section
FQS Debate: Teaching and Learning Qualitative Methods