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LECTURE 6 - SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONISM CON'T

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Department
Sociology
Course
Sociology 2271A/B
Professor
Lina Sunseri
Semester
Winter

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January SOCIAL THEORY: LECTURE 6 23, 2013 SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONISM 2 CHARLES HORTON COOLEY (1864-1929) - The looking glass self: “mirror mirror on the wall, who is the prettiest of them all?” - How the social group sees you is very important to your own identity o We are connected to the social group o Ex) I thought I dressed very well but people were giving me looks so I don‟t think I look too good after that - Identity consists of 3 elements: o How actors imagine they appear o How actors believe others judge their appearance  Your own perception o How actors develop feelings of shame or pride, feelings that become an inner guide to behaviour - The social self the cause of social behaviour o Family comments on how you look at and how yours doing in school o Childhood impacts you ERVING GOFFMAN (1922-1982)  T-MARKED - Best known works o Presentation of self in everyday life (1959) o Asylums (1961) o Stigma (1963) o Interaction ritual (1967) o Gender advertisements (1976 - “life is a stage” we are always performing - Dramaturgical Theory - Life is a drama and we are all actors o We are always acting o There are different characters and roles o They must make it believable - Dramaturgical theory makes us of concepts that parallel those of stage performances: roles, props, scenes, etc o Your frie
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