Unformatted text preview: observe from the conduct and expressions of others . 4. We can seek to define the self in terms of the performances we witness and are a part of, which can be intentional or unintentional, or contrived or “sincere”. 5. The examination of embarrassing incidents can reveal much about the nature of interaction as a dramaturgical enterprise. 6. Problematic or failed performances provoke reflection and provide insights about the nature of routine “successful” interactions. Dramaturgical- social life as if actors are in a play Front Stage=Formal Interaction Backstage=Friends, Family Offstage=By Yourself...
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- Fall '08
- Sociology, Erving Goffman, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, dramaturgical metaphor, Stage=Formal Interaction Backstage=Friends