Ervin Goffman - Situations Context dependent on how people...

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Ervin Goffman “The Mortified Self” Part of the second Chicago school Trained in sociology and anthropology Influenced by work of Durkheim Major influence on theory of symbolic interaction 1800s-1900s Durkheim = collective level and society as a whole Goffman = looked at the individual self Goffman’s Key Concepts Dramaturgy Roles/stages/performances Situations and their men ( like theater) Believed society worked against homeostasis The self and self presentation Institutional arrangements constitute the self
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Unformatted text preview: Situations Context dependent on how people act Ex. Youre not born a woman/man you learn to act as one The self is something you learn construct on your own Situations and their men You put people in situations and they accordingly It creates us/were plugged into the situations. Mortify To cause or to experience shame, humiliation, or wound pride. To discipline ones body and physical appetites by denial or self-inflicted privation...
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2011 for the course SOCI 1101 taught by Professor Beck during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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