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Unformatted text preview: Sociology 110 Final Exam, Fall 2007 Answer two of the following three questions. The point of these questions is not for you simply to repeat back in condensed form the content of lectures. Your answer should, however, demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts in each question and should draw on course readings and lectures. The exams should be roughly 5 pages. 1) In The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life , Erving Goffman argues that the self A does not derive from its possessor, but from the whole scene of his action. A correctly staged and performed scene leads the audience to impute a self to a performed character, but this imputation, this self C is a product of a scene that comes off, and is not a cause of it. @ Explain what Goffman meant. Show how Goffmans claim can be used to understand the ways in which notions of the self have varied over time and how the self is created through the expression of emotion, the ways in which people tell stories about themselves and assume new...
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 110 taught by Professor Zussman during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Fall '08