EL Assessment #1 - 18390836 - “ an individual plays a...

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All throughout these past few years, the art of taking ‘selfies’ is commonly used by many who wish to express themselves through photography. However, some might not know that the art of taking ‘selfies’ is actually a way to express their whole identity as a person rather than their personality. It is in Erving Goffman’s work, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life that shows how different factors in ones ‘preformance’ in society factors in their personal identity in everyday life. It is when taking a ‘selfie’ in front of people in a social environment; Goffman (1969) believes that
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Unformatted text preview: “ an individual plays a part he implicitly requests his observers to take seriously the impression that is fostered before them.” ²his quote shows that when a person takes a ‘selFe’, they’d want the people around them to know that they’re taking this picture out of pure seriousness that that this is the type of person they are. References Go±man, E 1969, ‘Preformances’, in The Presenta±on of Self in Everyday Life , Allen Lane, London, pp.17-66...
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