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By Jean-François Côté

This booklet bargains a brand new examine Mead's thought of society, in an try to reconstruct its value for sociological idea. bankruptcy 1 deals a severe genealogical interpreting of writings, from early articles to the newest books, the place Mead articulates his perspectives on social reform, social psychology, and the sluggish theorization of self and society. bankruptcy 2 can pay awareness to the phylogenetic and ontogenetic tactics at paintings in either the self and society, via evaluating Mead's social psychology with Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis. bankruptcy three brings jointly all of the components which are a part of the constructions of self and society inside of a topological and dialectical schematization in their respective and mutual kin. bankruptcy four is dedicated to the passage of Mead's perspectives from social psychology to sociology, with a severe examine Herbert Blumer's advancements in symbolic interactionism because the presumed major valid inheritor of Mead's social psychology. bankruptcy five examines how Mead's basic philosophical perspectives healthy in the new epistemological context of up to date society in keeping with verbal exchange and debates on postmodernity.

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