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- Plural: microsociologies
- Microsociology is the “little picture” or the sociology of everyday life.
- Microsociology is often used in an effort to understand how people derive meaning.
- Microsociology is compared and contrasted to macrosociology. However, the distinction between microsociology and macrosociology is not well-established across the discipline of sociology and exists on a continuum. A theoretical attempt to combine aspects of microsociology and macrosociology is called a micro-macro theory.
- Microsociology scholars include Erving Goffman (1922–1982), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Edmund Husserl (1859–1938), Alfred Schütz (1899–1959), and Max Weber (1864–1920).
- Variant form:
- micro sociology
- Also called:
- microview (micro view, micro-view)
- microlevel (micro level. micro-level)
- microlevel analysis (micro level analysis, micro-level analysis)
- microlevel orientation (micro level orientation, micro-level orientation)
- A (noun) microsociologist studies society from the (adjective) microsociologic or (adjective) microsociologistic or (adjective) microsociological perspective to understand social interactions (adverb) microsociologically.
- Atkinson, J. Maxwell, and John Heritage. 1984. Structures of Social Action: Studies in Conversation Analysis. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
- Blumer, Herbert. 1969. Symbolic Interactionism: Perspective and Method. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
- Cahill, Spencer, and Kent L. Sandstrom. 2011. Inside Social Life: Readings in Sociological Psychology and Microsociology. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Cooley, Charles Horton. 1902. Human Nature and the Social Order. New York: Scribner.
- Garfinkel, Harold. 1967. Studies in Ethnomethodology. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
- Handel, Warren H. 1982. Ethnomethodology: How People Make Sense. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
- Livingston, Eric. 1987. Making Sense of Ethnomethodology. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
- Mead, George Herbert, and Charles W. Morris. 1934. Mind, Self & Society from the Standpoint of a Social Behaviorist. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. 1945. Phenomenology of Perception.
- Scheff, Thomas J. 1994. Microsociology: Discourse, Emotion, and Social Structure. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Schutz, Alfred. 1932. The Phenomenology of the Social World. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press.
- Scott, Susie. 2009. Making Sense of Everyday Life. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Polity.
- wiseGEEK – What is Micro-Sociology: wisegeek.com