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mesostructure, mesodomain A term used by some symbolic interactionists to depict the interactional region between the face-to-face encounter and the wider social structure. It is a web of negotiated orders that builds up into a wider society–and thus a conscious attempt to discredit the ‘micro versus macro’ distinction of much sociology. In other sociological literatures, civil society is sometimes said to occupy, and to be constituted at the meso-level or in the mesodomain. See also MACROSOCIOLOGY.

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