What it socialization? What is interaction? What do we mean by identity? How can we explain the notion of self? What do we mean by intra-action? The Sociology of the Individual is an innovative and though-provoking sociological exploration of how the ideas of the individual and society relate. Expertly combining conceptual depth with clarity of style, Athanasia Chalari:  • explains the key sociological and psychological theories related to the investigation of the social and the personal  • analyses the ways that both sociology and psychology can contribute to a more complete understanding and theorising of everyday life  • uses a mix of international cases and everyday examples to encourage critical reflection. The Sociology of the Individual is an essential read for upper level undergraduates or postgraduates looking for a deeper and more sophisticated understanding of the connection between the social world and the inner life of the individual. Perfect for modules exploring the sociology of the self, self and society, and self and identity.



Intra-action includes everything that is happening inside our selves that allows us to be able to interact with everyone including ourselves. (Chalari, 2017)

Why is Intra-action Important?

After discussing a wide range of psychological and sociological approaches regarding the exploration of the individual in relation to society (through the concepts of interaction, socialization, identity and self), it is now time to turn to sociological and psychological theorizations that promote the investigation of inner life. Such views have been able to provide certain forms of explanations about the ways the individual produces intra-action (along with, and separately from, interaction). This chapter aims at explaining the ways individuals exchange action with themselves, in an attempt to get closer to possible understandings of the ways individuals connect to ...

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