Her website is full of interesting articles, but this brief one from Scientific American seems relevant to Michael's post concerning language/labelling and dual stimulation.

Not so long ago, I was looking for an interesting way to teach sociological theories to students.

This leads me to wonder what are other ways we can use music to teach our students about sociology and about Symbolic Interactionism specifically?

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What are other ways to incorporate musical offerings, Symbolic Interactionist concepts, and sociological instruction?

The first of the Big Five is Structural Functional theory, which explains society's expectations of us as members, and our inability to stray too far from those expectations.

A followup on this bit of lint from the thread that led us to language/thought.

The attached article is a summary of a lot of work by Lera Borditzky who is here at UCSD.

At the time, I was about to teach the required theory course at my university for the first time, and I already had theory sections built into my other courses.

Rather than change everything at once, I decided to do a little pedagogical experiment in the required theory course wherein each sociological theory we covered would be accompanied by a Broadway musical that demonstrated elements of the theory.He is author of From Hire to Liar: The Role of Deception in the Workplace (Cornell University Press, 2007), co-author (with Gary Alan Fine) of Talking Sociology 5th edition (Allyn and Bacon, 2002) and co-editor (with Ira Silver) of Academic Street Smarts: Informal Professionalization of Graduate Students (American Sociological Association 2008).His scholarship addresses the subjects of deception, impression management and symbolic interaction.Self and Society is a clearly written, up-to-date, and authoritative introduction to the symbolic interactionist perspective in social psychology and in sociology as a whole.Filled with examples, this book has been used not only in the classroom, but also cited in literature as an authoritative source.Conflict theories explain the nature of self-interest in an otherwise tolerant society.