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Likhetsteorin: En teoretisk utveckling av Collins interaktionsritualer
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Similarity Theory : A Theoretical Development of Collins’ Interaction Rituals (English)
Abstract [sv]

Uppsatsen utgår från upptäckten av ett mönster i Collins teori om interaktionsritualer. Mönstret består i att flera av idéerna och begreppen som används i Collins teori kan förstås som upplevelser av likhet mellan de samspelande individerna. Baserat på upptäckten av detta mönster formuleras uppsatsens syfte. Syftet är att utveckla grunddragen till en ny teori om interaktionsritualer som förklarar interaktionsritualer utifrån individers upplevelser av likhet. För att uppfylla syftet diskuteras fyra aspekter av interaktionsritualer. I anslutning till den första aspekten presenteras en förklaring till varför individer som upplever likhet ger varandra stöd i sina interaktionsritualer. I diskussionen kring den andra aspekten presenteras begreppet likhetens upprymdhet, som visar hur individers upplevelse av likhet är avgörande för interaktionsritualers genererande av emotionell energi. Genom den tredje aspekten framställs en komplett beskrivning av likhetsteorin, som förklarar interaktionsritualer utifrån individers upplevelse av likhet. Slutligen, i diskussionen kring den fjärde aspekten av interaktionsritualer, prövas likhetsteorin mot empiriska studier. I uppsatsens avslutande avsnitt framhävs hur likhetsteorin ger viktiga bidrag till förståelsen av interaktionsritualer och förslag på vidare forskning presenteras.

Abstract [en]

The subject of the thesis originates in the discovery of a pattern in Collins’ theory of interaction rituals. The pattern indicates that several important ideas and concepts in Collins’ theory can be conceived as individuals’ experiences of similarity. Based upon the discovery of this pattern, the aim of the thesis is to develop the basic features of a new theory that explains interaction rituals by centering upon individuals’ experiences of similarity. In order to accomplish the aim, the essay discusses four aspects of interaction rituals. In connection to the first aspect, an explanation is presented that reveals why individuals who experience similarity give each other support in their interaction rituals. Discussing the second aspect, the concept of effervescence of similarity is presented, which explains why experiences of similarity are crucial for generating emotional energy in interaction rituals. When developing the third aspect, a complete description of similarity theory is presented. Similarity theory explains interaction rituals by referring to individuals’ experiences of similarity. Finally, in the discussion of the fourth aspect, similarity theory is tested against empirical research. The concluding sections argue for ways in which similarity theory may contribute considerably to the understanding of interaction rituals. Also, suggestions for further research are presented.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
interaction rituals, similarity, Collins, theory
Keyword [sv]
interaktionsritualer, likhet, Collins, teori
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33306OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-33306DiVA: diva2:735954
Subject / course
Sociology
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Available from: 2014-08-04 Created: 2014-08-04 Last updated: 2014-08-04Bibliographically approved

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