Self in Sociology

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From a classical sociological perspective, the self is a relatively stable set of perceptions of who we are in relation to ourselves, others, and to social systems. The self is socially constructed in the sense that it is shaped through interaction with other people. As with socialization in general, the individual is not a passive participant in this process and have a powerful influence over how this process and its consequences develop.

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Crossman, Ashley. "Self in Sociology." ThoughtCo, Aug. 27, 2020, Crossman, Ashley. (2020, August 27). Self in Sociology. Retrieved from Crossman, Ashley. "Self in Sociology." ThoughtCo. (accessed January 28, 2023).