G.H. Mead: theorist of the social act

  title={G.H. Mead: theorist of the social act},
  author={Alex Gillespie},
  journal={Journal for The Theory of Social Behaviour},
  • A. Gillespie
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Journal for The Theory of Social Behaviour
Alex Gillespie, G. H. Mead: Theorist of the Social Act, pp. 19-40. There have been many readings of Mead's work, and this paper proposes yet another: Mead, theorist of the social act. It is argued that Mead's core theory of the social act has been neglected, and that without this theory, the concept of taking the attitude of the other is inexplicable and the contemporary relevance of the concept of the significant symbol is obfuscated. The paper traces the development of the social act out of… Expand
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