There are long-standing debates about the relationship between interactionism and wider sociology. Some have argued that interactionism has diffused into all areas of sociology and that “we are all interactionists now” (Atkinson and Housley 2003). In their “letter on being-in-a-meaningful-world” Gary Alan Fine and Iddo Tavory explore this topic further and look into the current state of interactionism and what challenges it currently face. They argue that “interactionism must develop some of its core tenets, offering more explicit links both to the sociology of culture, and to other areas in sociology”.
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