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Transverse Interaction: A Pragmatic Perspective On Environment As Other
Andrew J. Weigert
Vol. 14, No. 3 (Fall 1991), pp. 353-363
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/si.19126.96.36.1993
Page Count: 11
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This paper formulates an overlooked type of “transverse interaction” between symbol users and the physical environment. Understanding this type leads to recognition of objects constructed as environmental others. Other is a key concept within the interactionist tradition, but emphasis has been on the social life process rather than the physical world that is there. Parallel with the Generalized Social Other is a Generalized Environmental Other. These considerations emphasize naturalistic meanings as a central concern for interactionists.
Symbolic Interaction © 1991 Wiley