A CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS IN THE UNITED STATES AND JAPAN Students name Institutional affiliation Symbolic interactionism which is a major component of sociological perspectives relies on the symbolic denotation that individuals reinforce in the process of social interaction. In addition to that the theory analyzes the society by taking a look at those meanings that individuals impose on events objects as well as behavior (Gallant 2014). It is believed that people behave the way they do base on their perceptions and not was is objectively true. It is on such a basis that a symbolic meaning/rite is created with regards to a certain behavior event or object. Having said that my post seeks to analyze a cross-cultural symbolic rite of traditional marriage and dating rites for its role in gender construction within the United States and Japan. It is and what would lead to marriage both the male and females were allowed to play the “arrangement” role; helping one to secure a life partner. Conclusively it is apparent that both traditional marriage and dating rites in the two cultures despite having differed both the former and the latter play played a significant role in gender construction. Courtesy of the two American and Japanese men alike knew what was required of them. A true confirmation of approach symbolic internationalism; the symbols created by the human beings had the power to shape and determine norms as well as behaviors. References Gallant A. (2014). Symbolic interactions and the development of women leaders in higher education. Gender Work & Organization 21(3) 203-216. Strowhorn III P. D. (2013). The United States and Japan: A Cross Cultural Analysis of Gender Roles and Intimate Relationships. [...]
Discussion post needed. -Symbolic interactionists point to symbols as having the power to shape attitudes and behaviors. Symbols possess the ability to shape norms and create new normative behavior. This is particularly relevant for how families originate. In your post, analyze a cross-cultural symbolic rite of same-sex or traditional marriage and a dating rite for its role in gender construction within the United States and compare it to an example from another culture.