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Self and Society
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Langman, Lauren. 2010. “Self and Society”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Sociologists have a very different perspective on the self. It is what we call a social construction, an arbitrary concept that arises from the collective patterns of social interaction, the ways people as groups relate to each other and negotiate meanings, values and the nature of the world. It is an arbitrary designation. From this perspective, it is...

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Marxist Sociology
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College 200

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