Continual Permutations of Action
Although it has not been his intention to promulgate theory for its own sake, Anselm Strauss has proven himself a formidable theorist. What has prompted this new treatise on human action (or as Strauss would prefer, acting) was a dissatisfaction with the accounts of social phenomena in the received, mainline sociological literature. Derived from the survey and functionalist traditions, such accounts have simplified complexities drastically, and mostly left implicit the underlying action assumptions of their research. Rejecting Parsons and Lazarsfeld as models, Strauss traces the perspective on human action presented in Continual Permutations of Action to a very different tradition, that of the Pragmatists. Strauss's account begins with the concept of trajectory, referring to a course of action but also embracing the interaction of multiple actors and contingencies. Certain Straussian terms and motifs come rapidly into play in the earlier sections, where he maps out his account: conditional matrix, temporality, and the like. The later sections are given over to major topics, including work and its relations with other forms of action; the body; thought processes; symbolizing; social worlds and arenas; representation; the interplay of routine and creative action; and the relevance of the concept of social worlds to understanding the interplay of several levels of social order in contemporary society. Extending the limits of interactionist theory, Strauss has raised questions about interpreting social phenomena that will be debated for some time to come.
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ASSUMPTIONS OF A THEORY OF ACTION
Basic Assumptions of a Theory of Action
A List of Assumptions
A Final Comment
AN INTERACTIONIST THEORY OF ACTION
INTERACTING AND SYMBOLIZING
Language and Symbolizing
Symbols Symbolizing and Symbolic Products
Motivations Symbolizations and Interactions
Collapse Loss and Estrangement from Symbolic Universes
Social Worlds and Symbolization
Urban Images of Chicago
Work A Major Form of Action
Trajectory and Related Concepts
A Conditional Matrix
Properties and Types and Local Concepts
A Note on Types of Experiences
The Usefulness of a Theory of Action
A Preliminary Note and Analysis
WORK AND THE INTERSECTION OF FORMS OF ACTION
Work as Rational and Its Rationalization
History within the Work
Routines and Contingencies
The Centrality of Interaction for Work
Work in Relation to Other Forms of Action
Biographical Work and Its Interactions
BODY BODY PROCESSES AND INTERACTION
Body as a Necessary Condition for Action
Body as Agent
SelfAs Subject As ObjectAnd Body
Mental Activity and the Body
Intentional and Unintentional Action in Relation to Body
The Body and Temporal Aspects of Interaction
Symbolization and the Body
Action Performance and Appearance
Having an Experience
INTERACTION THOUGHT PROCESS AND BIOGRAPHY
Thought Processes as Action
Thought Processes and Biographical Processes
A Case History
A Final Note
Diffuse Collective Symbolizations
REPRESENTATION AND MISREPRESENTATION IN INTERACTION
Difficulties in Interpreting Representations
Representation versus Presentation of Self
Representing in the Interactions
THE INTERPLAY OF ROUTINE AND NONROUTINE ACTION
The Complex Nature of Routines and Routine Actions
Routine Innovation and Creativity
SOCIAL WORLDS AND SOCIETY
Asserted or Presumed Dominance of Social Class Race Gender and Other Social Units
A SocialWorld Perspective
Social Worlds and the Nation State
Genocide as a Case Illustration
SOCIAL WORLDS AND INTERACTION IN ARENAS
Arenas and Social Worlds
Scientists in Policy Arenas
NEGOTIATED ORDER AND STRUCTURAL ORDERING
The Interactionist Position
Implications Concerning Order and Change
The Necessity of Processual Ordering and the Foundational Role of Matrix Conditions
OrderDisorder StabilityInstability and Change
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