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Alyssa NewtonSocial TheoryProfessor Miler04/08/14Discussion Question #9Week 12 #1:Explain deference and demeanor and give an example of each. How doesthe “self” get connected to the maintenance of rules? How is the self a ceremonial thing-a sacred object that must be treated with proper ritual care and in a proper light toothers? Explain.Deference as described in Goffman’s article is the ceremonial honors that onegives to another as is expected within the culture. Anything from a greeting to a title canbe a form of deference. Something like walking into a friend’s house and commenting onhow beautiful their home is; or when they show a picture of their nephew and, whetherthrough obligation or genuineness, the viewer gushes over the photo; or when oneaddresses their professor as Dr., so recognizing their position and work they haveaccomplished.While deference is mostly a type of communication through words, demeanor is
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Spring
Professor
Mille
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Sociology, Social Theory, cubs, Wrigley Field, deference

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