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Creating Sociological Awareness
Collective Images and Symbolic Representations

ISBN 9781412864398
Published December 30, 2016 by Routledge
458 Pages

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Book Description

In this volume the distinguished sociologist Anselm Strauss reflects on his self-professed, lifelong intention to create sociological awareness in his readers and students. Strauss democratizes sociology by making sure that relativities of status, power, and wealth are acknowledged in the conduct of everyday life, and by recognizing that all collective life is subject to negotiation, rearrangement, and reconstruction.

Represented here are some ideas for which Strauss is best known. He addresses work, leisure, culture, illness, identity, and policy. These disparate topics are linked by Strauss' "web of negotiation" by which organizational arrangements can be changed. The volume concludes with discussion about problems of method, consultation, and teaching, affirming Strauss' commitment to passing along the sociological awareness reflected in this volume to a next generation.

Squarely in the long tradition of the Chicago School of sociology, the work of Anselm Strauss represents the very best thinking in modern sociological and psychological analysis. Those interested in the origins of his major conceptual frameworks will find this an essential volume.

Table of Contents


Irving Louis Horowitz



I. Interaction
1. The Chicago Tradition's Ongoing Theory of Action/Interaction
2. Closed Awareness (With Barney Glaser)
3. Face-to-Face Interaction: Complex and Developmental
4. Structured Interactional Process

II. Work
5. Work and the Division of Labour
6. Th e Articulation of Project Work: An Organizational Process
7. Sentimental Work (With Shizuko Fagerhaugh, Barbara Suczek, and Carolyn Wiener)

III. Trajectory
8. Trajectory Framework for Management of Chronic Illness (With Juliet Corbin)
9. Illness Trajectories (With Shizuko Fagerhaugh, Barbara Suczek, and Carolyn Wiener)

IV. Negotiation
10. Negotiated Order and the Coordination of Work(With Rue Bucher, Danuta Ehrlich, Melvin Sabshin, and Leonard Schatzman)
11. General Considerations: An Introduction
12. Paradigm and Prospects for a General Theory of Negotiation

V. Social Worlds
13. A Social World Perspective
14. Professions in Process (With Rue Bucher)
15. Memo on Science and Policy Arenas: Some Summary Notes

VI. Collective Images and Symbolic Representations
16. The Symbolic Time of Cities
17. Images of Immigration and Ethnicity

VII. Identity
18. Transformations of Identity

VIII. Body and Biography
19. Experiencing Body Failure and a Disrupted Self-Image (With Juliet Corbin)
20. Comeback: Th e Process of Overcoming Disability (With Juliet Corbin)
21. Body, Action-Performance, and Everyday Life

IX. Policy
22. Medical Ghettos
23. Implications for Delivering Safe and Humane Care (With Shizuko Fagerhaugh, Barbara Suczek, and Carolyn Wiener)
24. A Model for Reorganizing Health Care Delivery (With Juliet Corbin)

X. Method, Consultation, and Teaching
25. Criteria for Evaluating a Grounded Theory (With Juliet Corbin)
26. Tracing Lines of Conditional Influence: Matrix and Paths (With Juliet Corbin)
27. Research Consultations and Teaching: Guidelines, Strategies, and Style

Subject Index

Author Index

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