definition of the situation


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definition of the situation

a social situation as seen in the 'S ubjective’view of a particular social actor, group or subculture.

While not denying the importance of ‘objective’ factors in social life, the importance of taking account of the actor's definition of the situation in sociological analysis is summed up in the oft-quoted sociological aphorism: ‘If one defines a situation as real, then it is real in its consequences’ (W. I. Thomas, 1928).

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The document establishes a definition of the situation of energy poverty and vulnerable consumers, makes a diagnosis of the situation in Spain, determines action lines and sets targets for reducing this social problem that affects between 3.5 and 8 million people in our country, according to the indicator that is analyzed.
According to Goffman (1959), to sustain a particular definition of the situation to manage impressions, the performers may actively make use of various defensive or protective tactics to save the show.
In modern parlance, women who had power were successful in managing the definition of the situation through advertising.
One of the chief premises is that once a definition of the situation has been projected and agreed upon by participants, there shall be no challenge to it.
The basic premise of in symbolic interaction perspectives are that (a) behavior always takes place within a situation; (b) actors construct their behavior based on their definition of the situation; and (c) all situations involve the self and at least one other identity.
The news service even adopts Israel's definition of the situation and its language of deceit.
Thomas' definition of the situation is a description of the world of subjective reality.
By definition of the situation, there is no way for her to be pleasantly welcomed into a home to investigate child abuse.
The definition of the situation affects what counts as data for or against a proposal, highlights certain elements of the situation for use in arguments and obscures others, influences whether people will notice the situation and how they will handle it, describes causes and identifies remedies, and invites moral judgments about circumstances or individuals.
The definition of the situation as "armed conflict" is highly controversial and the people killed do not meet the legal definition of combatants.
The Nature of Decision Making covers a model process including recognition of a need, definition of the situation, and identification, assessment, and selection of alternatives.
(3) There he introduces the notion of `self-constructed objects' in a way reminiscent of Thomas's famous formulation in The Polish Peasant (4) at the beginning of the twentieth century: `A definition of the situation is real in its consequences.' De Zeeuw states in a Maturana manner that `By constructing the process of construction, one may realize "self-constructed objects".