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Topics: Psychology, Taxicab, Philosophy of life Pages: 1 (454 words) Published: November 20, 2014
Davis
 (1959):
 Cab
 driver
 and
 his
 fare
 –
 facets
 of
 a
 fleeting
 relationship
 
Method:
 Notes
 and
 observations
 made
 by
 researcher
 over
 a
 six-­‐period
 in
 1948
 when
 he
 worked
 as
 a
 
cabdriver
 for
 one
 of
 the
 largest
 taxicab
 firms
 in
 Chicago.
 
 

 
• Brief
 contacts
 with
 unrelated
 person
 of
 whom
 he
 has
 no
 foreknowledge,
 just
 as
 they
 have
 none
 
of
 him,
 and
 whom
 he
 is
 not
 likely
 to
 encounter
 again.
 
 
• Low
 social
 status
 as
 he
 can
 not
 be
 distinguished
 from
 his
 clients
 in
 task-­‐relevant
 competence
 
• Act
 merely
 as
 an
 extension
 of
 the
 car,
 although
 he
 is
 acutely
 aware
 of
 what
 is
 going
 on.
 
• Categorize
 customers:
 The
 sport,
 the
 Lady
 Shopper,
 The
 Businessman,
 Live
 Ones
 
• Tip
 is
 vital
 –
 ways
 for
 making
 people
 tip
 more
 (making
 change,
 the
 had-­‐luck
 story,
 fictitious
 
charges
 

Becker
 (1953):
 Becoming
 a
 Marihuana
 User
 
Method:
 50
 interviews
 with
 marihuana
 users
 
Result:
 People
 will
 start
 enjoying
 marihuana
 when
 
 (1)
 learns
 to
 smoke
 it
 in
 a
 way
 that
 will
 produce
 
real
 effects,
 (2)
 learn
 to
 recognize
 the
 effects
 and
 connect
 them
 with
 drug
 use,
 and
 (3)
 learns
 to
 enjoy
 
the
 sensations
 he
 perceives.
 
 

 
• Indented
 quotes
 from
 interviewees
 

Blumer:
 Society
 as
 Symbolic
 Interaction
 
Symbolic...
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