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Social Roles: Conformity, Conflict and Creativity Louis A. Zurcher Jr.

Social Roles: Conformity, Conflict and Creativity

Louis A. Zurcher Jr.

Published August 1st 1983
ISBN : 9780803920293
Hardcover
283 pages
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Twelve field studies of specific social roles are used to show particular aspects of role enactment. The author uses the symbolic interaction perspective, along with sociological and social psychological theory to illustrate how people assimilateMoreTwelve field studies of specific social roles are used to show particular aspects of role enactment. The author uses the symbolic interaction perspective, along with sociological and social psychological theory to illustrate how people assimilate roles, enact the expected behaviour, or deal with unacceptable roles. The roles played by new army recruits, priests in a protest movement, and indigenous leaders in a poverty programme are among those researched. A framework for analyzing role enactment, and hints about studying roles in the field are also provided.