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Unformatted text preview: SYG 2000 Week 3 Society ◦ An organized collection of individuals and institutions ◦ Bounded by space in a coherent territory ◦ Subject to the same authority ◦ Organized through a shared set of cultural expectations and values ◦ Composed of structured social interactions Social Structures ◦ A complex framework, or structure, composed of both social interactions and institutions that together both organize social life and provide the context for individual action Social Interaction ◦ The foundation for societal groups and relationships and the process of how people behave and interact with each other The Looking-Glass Self ◦ The process by which our identity develops (Cooley 1902)  We imagine how we appear to others around us  We draw general conclusions based on the reactions of others  Based on our evaluations of others’ reactions, we develop a sense of personal identity ◦ Mead  Me & I Goffman & the “Dramaturgical” Self ◦ Impression management  Our attempts to control how others perceive us by changing our behavior to correspond to an ideal of what they will find most appealing ◦ Dramaturgy  Conception of social life as like a stage  Work hard to convincingly play ourselves as “characters” ◦ Face work  The possible performance of ourselves, because when we make a mistake, or do something wrong, we feel embarrassed or “lose face” Nonverbal Communication Verbal Communication Patterns of Social Interaction ◦ Exchange ◦ Cooperation ◦ Competition ◦ Conflict ◦ Coercion...
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