Czwartek, 28 maja 2020 ENGLISH VERSION
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  Marek Gorzko
       Uniwersytet Łódzki, Polska
  Magdalena Fiternicka-Gorzko
       Uniwersytet Łódzki, Polska

Around conception of social worlds

The article presents problems of the thematic issue of PSJ. Each of the papers in this volume is addressed different questions (theoretical, methodological, empirical ones) but they all are related to Straussian theory of social worlds, which is treated as a valuable point of reference (and/or a point of departure).

Social Worlds; Symbolic Interactionism; Phenomenological Sociology; Participatory Photography; Passion
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  Wiktor Marzec
       University of Łódź, Poland

Frontiers of the social worlds’ theory

This essay opens to scrutiny the Anselm Strauss's social worlds theoretical perspective applicability borders problem. Applying a specific conceptual experiment that consists of an attempt to explore the “extreme” phenomenon of the consensual SM communities by reconstructing the foregoing phenomenon in frame of the social worlds’ theory, this argument is about to elucidate these elements of the theory, that despite of being hard to apprehend, comprise the crucial aspects of the analyzed phenomenon. A unique way of organizing the subjectively lived experience and shared definition of the situation (in this case the interpretations of sexual violence practice) could not be conceptualized on the base of the participant’s subjective self-consciousness. The symbolic interactionist tradition is indirectly based on the idea of Cartesian, self-conscious individual that mainly express its experiences on a verbal interactional level. Therefore, tracing how the notion of the person acting evolves in the interactionist and pragmatic tradition (in which Strauss's theory is rooted in), facilitates recognition of this concept’s potential limits. In fact, strict revisions in the area of subjectivity idea applied in any human and social sciences, that should not be overestimated in the foregoing context, allow a more theoretically conscious look on the social worlds’ theory.

Social worlds; Anselm Strauss; Symbolic Interactionism; Rational person acting ; Body, Sadomasochism, BDSM, Experience
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  Katarzyna Niziołek
       University of Bialystok, Poland

Participatory photography. From qualitative research of social worlds to sociological intervention.

In the article, resorting to the phenomenological understanding of the "social world", the authoress looks for the new possibilities of researching social worlds with the use of participatory photography, and by integrating research and citizen practice. One may speak of participatory photography when individuals or groups that would traditionally constitute the objects of observation take and interpret photographs representing significant parts of their lives and experiences themselves. Hence, as a research technique, participatory photography changes the perspective of cognition from the position of an outsider to the one of an insider. In this way, it allows insight, in accordance with the directives of interpretative sociology, into the subjective definitions of the observed situations, as constructed by the participants. Then, it provides the picture takers with the possibility of fully subjective expression concerning their own experiences, needs or goals, which is particularly important in the case of minority, marginalized, or excluded groups. However, this is when participatory photography goes beyond the limits of scientific knowledge, and into the area of social change, becoming a means of sociological intervention.
Phenomenological perspective; Social world; Participatory photography; Photo interview; Private photographs; Sociological intervention.
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  Frąckowiak Maciej
       Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
  Rogowski Łukasz
       Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland

Images and negotiation of the social worlds

The aim of this article is to incorporate visuality into the theory of the social world as it was proposed in the interpretative sociology. The text consists of three parts. In the first, the authors present basic assumptions of the social world phenomenological theory. The second, elucidates the concept of visuality – the underpinnings of the chosen contexts of building and unifying the social worlds’ visual aspects that are presented in the foregoing article. The last, opens to scrutiny the examples of processes in which the visuality becomes a pretext for gainsaying the intersubjectivity of social worlds and therefore, relates to the opposite phenomenon. The theoretical and exemplifying endeavors undertaken in the article may constitute an introduction to further, more complex analyses.

Social world; Social ties; Visuality; Phenomenological sociology
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  Waldemar Dymarczyk
       University of Łódź, Poland

Hobbyists-madcaps: deviants, freaks, normals - about a claim for the normality acknowledgement

The article presents the author’s attempt to define a particular kind of people who realize various types of interests with a strong commitment – the ‘hobbyists’. Primarily open to scrutiny, is how the typical patterns of their careers are being constructed. Moreover, both the significant others’ negative reactions to hobbyists’ activity, and the reasons of why they act in a certain way are elucidated. Hobbyists’ strategies and actions undertaken in order to defend against ‘deviants’ stigmatization’, and their struggle for a status of being ‘normal’ are presented in (ewentualnie the further parts of) this article. The ‘revealed’ (lub reconstructed) strategies are: Professionalization of hobbyist’s passion; ‘Factual’ denial of stereotypical view; Dividing ’normal’ hobbyists from ‘deviant’ ones, Underlining one’s exceptionality (dramatization) in order to gain the acceptance; Using humor and sarcasm; Distancing from the one’s social world.

Passion; Madcap (Hobbyist); Social distinctness; Labeling; Stigmatization; Norm
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