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  • The Reflection Of Being A Group Of My Friends

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    On Friday October 20, I decided that it would be the perfect opportunity to observe a group of my friends. I chose this group because I have known them for a number of years now, and I have never allowed myself the opportunity to truly observe them, and I felt this would be a perfectly fascinating opportunity to examine them from a pure sociological perspective. I have enjoyed their company, and who they all are, but I thought it would be interesting to see how our group functions and tends to interact

  • Starbucks Dramaturgy

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    Learning about dramaturgy and the idea of maintaining self is very important to social interactions. Erving Goffman’s theoretical concepts that make up dramaturgy can be seen in many social settings especial at Starbucks. By using the different tools that make up impression management I can see how we are very much like actors in a play that are trying to maintain a believable performance. The people who make drinks at Starbucks are called baristas. They are to maintain the performance and act a

  • Dramaturgy Theory

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    group is secondary; it is temporary, generally formal and has a specific goal. The type of interaction can be explained by both, Rational Choice or Dramaturgy theory. Rational Choice theory suggests that individual’s choices are based on evaluation of costs and benefits and every interaction includes an exchange of favors. From perspective of Dramaturgy, interactions can be viewed as plays of actors on stage. Actors carry out their roles according to the settings with the purpose to create certain

  • Erving Goffman and Dramaturgy

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    Goffman was the first to introduce the topic of dramaturgy in his work. Dramaturgy is his idea that life is a play. The people are actors and the every day world around us is our stage. (1959, p.13) He uses the image of a theatre performance to express the behaviour of people in everyday social interactions. Although not always aware of it, every individual in a social situation is assigned a role in the performance. Every individual obtains a role in social interaction and the audience observes

  • Goffman's Theory Of Dramaturgy

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    When applying Erving Goffman’s theory of dramaturgy to social networking media such as Facebook, it can be observed that people present themselves to others to appear more desirable. People presenting themselves to be more desirable on Facebook can be seen in the artifact of the Catfish Movie- Trailer (Universal Pictures, 2010). While looking at Facebook as a stage in terms of Dramaturgy it can be viewed that impression management, performance, and front and back stage are consciously or unconsciously

  • Dramaturgy By Goffman Analysis

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    The connection that I want to write about is the use of dramaturgy and assimilation of college students. Since dramaturgy is the practice of dramatic composition it is easy to see how this can fit into college life very simply. College is a great time for students to express who they really are and basically be whoever they want to be while in school. A lot of students have an identity assigned to them as they grow up and go into high school. This set identity makes it so a lot of people have certain

  • Essay on The Definition of Dramaturgy

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    Dramaturgy is often referred to as being a very ‘slippery’ and indefinable word; though there are standard definitions available for us to find, we cannot seem to comprehend these definitions without exceptions arising. For example, the online Oxford English Dictionary defines dramaturgy as either being a ‘dramatic composition; the dramatic art’ or as ‘dramatic or theatrical acting.’ However, words such as ‘composition’ can be highly vague, leaving itself open to broad interpretations and debates

  • Dramaturgy Class Analysis

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    always been more observant of how people interact and what motivates people. This class has taught me much about why people do the things they do and expanded my knowledge of how people interact and express themselves. Erving Goffman’s concept of dramaturgy explains human interaction so well: “the self is essentially ‘on loan’ to us from society; it is created through interaction with others and hence ever changing within various social contexts. For example, you may want to make

  • Analysis Of Goffman's Dramaturgy Perspective

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    In Goffman’s dramaturgy perspective, this social interaction between the Georgia community and the media representation of Frank can be seen akin to that of a theatre performance, as the social world is known to be a setting of various fronts, performers, and spectators with the dramatization of specific and social narratives (Goffman 8, 13-14). In order for a performance to be given any certain meaning, it must be commonly understood by its audience. As such, it must be conveyed in a way that makes

  • Hamlet As A Prismatic Dramaturgy

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    degrees—in a classroom with air conditioning, which didn’t seem to help at all. I sat around a huge table, furiously typing my notes on Hamlet for almost two hours. My Metanarratives class and I were discussing the structure of Hamlet as a Prismatic Dramaturgy, where Hamlet puts planning into the play within the play and out is reflected storylines where the characters unknowingly play out a continuation of the play within the play. But did I mention that I was one of the four people taking that class