Interactionism: The Growing Threat of Intellectual Extinction
Studies in Symbolic Interactionism 36, 1-15, September 2011
Lonnie Athens, D.Crim
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Signs of a new period of theoretical and methodological ferment – consequent real growth – are finally appearing on the horizon. Old theoretical and methodological issues that have merely been papered over in the past, stymieing progress for decades, are now undergoing long-awaited resolution. New burning issues necessary to stimulate theoretical and methodological growth are now being raised for resolution in the future.