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Natalia Ruiz-Junco, from the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social work in the College of Liberal Arts, and Dan Morrison of Vanderbilt University will deliver their lecture, “Developing the case for pragmatic interactionism” on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at noon in room 7009 Haley Center.

This lecture will introduce the theoretical framework of pragmatic interactionism, a sociological perspective with numerous possibilities for empirical application. The authors develop the case for pragmatic interactionism in three steps. First, they discuss the current context for pragmatist-grounded theorizing in sociology and address the need for expanding on interactionist literatures with a pragmatist orientation. Next, they discuss recent developments in the reconstruction of G. H. Mead’s social theory. Finally, they present the main tenets of pragmatic interactionism, distilled out of the unique confluence of the existing literatures.

An SEC grant program has funded this research and made this public lecture possible.