1 David R Patrick Introductory Sociology (SOCI 1101) Charon and Vigilant Reader (CVR) Reading Questions (Reading 8) “Presentation of Self in Everyday Life” by Erving Goffman (CVR #8) 1. What is meant by “the definition of the situation?” • Usually “the definition of the situation” is projected by several different participants and is meant to convey either what they think their peers expect to see or what want them to see. 2. Why is information about other people important? • This is where the crucial information lies. This is where our opinions are usually formed about others. 3. What is the difference between information one “gives” and the kind that one “gives off”? • Information one “gives” is information a person tells another by verbal
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