Micro-sociology normally refers to face-to-face interaction. In short, it refers to social situations that are in the actor’s immediate scene. One-on-one conversations and interactions are the basic unit of analysis. Sometimes I hear that micro sociology is focused on “games people play.” The best information on micro sociology is the section below on Erving Goffman,  Dr Goffman was a genius on the subject. I’ve attempted to write this section in a lucid and accessible style so that readers will be able to access this information with minimal jargon. If you want to learn the details about “the games people play,” then this section is perfect for this endeavor. 

The Interaction Order

Erving Goffman (suggested reading)

Google search: Micro Sociology



pete padilla  sociology 


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