The interactionist perspective, often referred to as symbolic interactionism, unlike other sociological perspectives dealt with in this book, does not consist of a clearly formulated set of propositions. It is, as the title of this chapter suggests, a perspective on the nature of the individual and his relationship with society which links together a number of related themes. It is consequently important to grasp the structure of this perspective in order to understand its fluidity and frequent conceptual vagueness.