Social Interaction in Everyday Life

Social Interaction in Everyday Life - may buy new closes...

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Social Interaction in Everyday Life Ethnomethodology Andersen & Taylor (2001:94) contend that one way to study norms is to observe what happens when norms are violated. Ethnomethodology is a technique for studying human interaction by deliberately disrupting social norms and observing how individuals respond. The idea is that the disruption of social norms helps one discover the normal social order. Impression Management and the Dramaturgy Model Andersen & Taylor (2001:95-6) contends that impression management is a process by which people control how other will perceive them. For example, a student who hands in a term paper late will try to convince the professor that he or she is really a very diligent individual, but that, due to circumstances beyond their control, they could not get the paper in on time. For example, before one goes to a job interview, they
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Unformatted text preview: may buy new closes and have their hair cut. By going to a job interview well-groomed, the prospective employee is trying to let their future boss know that they will be a great employee (Henslin, 2004:97). Irving Goffman argued that social interaction is a series of attempts by one person to con the other. Goffman would argue that trying to find ways to con other is at the heart of social interaction. While this view may be a bit melodramatic, one should agree that we do present ourselves differently depending of the situation. One responds differently to their mother when compared to a date. Goffman contends that the various settings, are like stages where we give performances. The dramaturgical model of social interaction assumes that "people are actors on a stage in the drama of everyday life" (2001:96)....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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