Between Situations: Anticipation, Rhythms, and the Theory of Interaction

Ido Tavory

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    This article pushes interactionist sociology forward. It does so by drawing out the implications of a simple idea, that to understand the situation—the mise en scene of interactionist theory—we must understand it in relation not only to past-induced habits of thought and action but to future situations anticipated in interaction. Focusing especially on the rhythmic nature of situations, the paper then argues that such a recalibration both unsettles core tenets of interactionism and helps solve some problems in the sociology of culture. As an illustration, it focuses on two such puzzles—the place of disruption in interaction and the relationship between the notion of “boundaries” and of “distinctions” in the sociology of culture.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)117-133
    Number of pages17
    JournalSociological Theory
    Volume36
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 1 2018

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    Keywords

    • anticipation
    • interactionism
    • sociology of culture
    • temporality
    • theory of action

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    • Sociology and Political Science

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    Between Situations : Anticipation, Rhythms, and the Theory of Interaction. / Tavory, Ido.

    In: Sociological Theory, Vol. 36, No. 2, 01.06.2018, p. 117-133.

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