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the level of sociological analysis in which the focus is on face-to-face interactions in everyday life, on behaviour in groups, etc. (see SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONISM, ETHNOMETHODOLOGY). While often concerned with understanding individual meanings (see MEANINGFUL UNDERSTANDING AND EXPLANATION), microsociology does not confine itself to particular forms of explanatory accounts. Compare MACROSOCIOLOGY.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



one of the names given to a school in bourgeois sociology that arose in the 1920’s and that studies interaction in small groups as the basic model for all social relations. The term is usually applied to the theories of G. Gurvitch and J. Moreno. A more widely used term is “sociometry.”

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With reference to their term "global microstructures," Knorr Cetina and Bruegger (2002:908) propose that "[i]f the hallmark of microsociology in the past was its emphasis on local social forms, then we should extend the field to corresponding research on genuinely global social forms." The old microsociological assumptions of the autonomy of local interactions and of their confinement to a demarcated site are simply no longer adequate in a world where our interactions are simultaneously constitutive of global structures and instantiated in them.
SI's influence by the 1990s came through its links to other clusters: "crime," "ethnomethodology and phenomenology" and, via Goffman, "German microsociology" and "socialization" (2016: 188).
Serge Proulx (12) has made an excellent synthesis citing the researches on the "social diffusion of innovations" (13) or on the "genesis of the socio-technical innovation" (14), or on the "usage meanings" (15), or on the "microsociology" (16), or on the "socio-political" and "critical sociology of uses" (17).
Em um classico artigo de sociologia interacionista, Marriage and the construction of reality: an exercise in the microsociology of marriage, Peter Berger e Hansfried Kellner (14) analisam o impacto do arranjo conjugal na subjeti-vidade dos parceiros.
But for an account of how this novel exhibits a microsociology informed by game theory, see Mark Seltzer's essay "Playing Dead: Crime as a Social System," published in Crime Culture: Figuring Criminality in Fiction and Film (Continuum, 2011).
Microsociology, concrete sociological studies in psychiatry, Bulletin of the Academy of Medical Sciences [Vestnik AMN SSSR], in Russian