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Trust in Symbolic Interactionist Research and in Phenomenological Investigation
Trust in Symbolic Interactionist Research and in Phenomenological Investigation

Author(s): Krzysztof T. Konecki
Subject(s): Sociology
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Socjologiczne
Keywords: symbolic interactionism; phenomenology; qualitative research; trust; Buddhism; existentialism

Summary/Abstract: We will show some interpretations of trust from two perspectives: symbolic interactionist research and phenomenological qualitative research. Trust could be interpreted in many ways. Generally, the cognitive and“rational” approach prevails in researching trust in social sciences. The everyday life connotation of trust thatis created by chance or in unpredictable situations because of unknown and unpredictable conditions could betreated by such research as “irrational”; however, we are interested in those meanings of trust and their researchin this paper.The symbolic interactionist perspective will help us to see how the subjective interpretation and situationalfeatures influence the creation of trust or distrust. We will analyze trust as an interactive phenomenon.The phenomenological approach could show us the essential features of trust and also its embeddedness inthe lifeworld of participants. We will see how the lifeworld is maintained or refused, how routine activities are thebasis of trust, and how existential security is created.

  • Issue Year: 207/2019
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 271-288
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish