Wednesday, February 20, 2019

All the World’s a Stage, the Dramaturgy

both The Worlds a typify All the worlds a stage, And each(prenominal) the men and women merely players. They hasten their exits and their entrances And one homophile in his time plays many wear outs Shakespe are. Although Shakespeare wasnt a sociologist, I think this quote profoundly sounds kindred Ervine Goffmans ideas of dramaturgy and pictorial matter management. I agree with both Shakespeare and Ervine. We totally assimilate a part to play in this world and we do play it. To me Ervine Goffmans ideas somewhat self and dramaturgy are the most applicable social ideas in my own sprightliness.He acceptd we do something called impression management. I have actually detect myself using impression management e very day. I have to a fault noniced that in sociology we really need to understand establishment to face interactions of individuals to understand a companionship as a whole. He also believed in a concept called symbolic interactionism. He believed that social inte ractions are what make someone who they are. I believe that to understand his ideas better it is instant that you know a little about him. Goffman was born June 11, 1922(Blackwood, 2011) to a Judaic Ukrainian couple in Canada.Initially, he received his bachelors in sociology at the University of Toronto. Then he went to the University of Chicago to achieve his masters and doctorate. Chicago was the shopping center for many micro-sociologists and symbolic interationists like Goffman. His ideas must have made him oblige right in with all the other sociologists studying at University of Chicago. He also studied a category in Shetland and wrote a defy called The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. This is where he refers to the theory of us always being onstage. He then went to Berkley to teach about Sociology and Anthropology (which he also studied).Goffman also went onto to write about his ideas of total institution (the sociology call for somewhere completely blocked off fr om normal federation). He wrote many books over his life time and he remained a very great man in the sociology world. He ended his writing career acquittance back to address more evidence that we are all performers, he ended on the same note he started on. He passed on November 19th, 1982. ((Blackwood, 2011) Micro-Sociology is the study of a small group of passel to understand how society works as a whole.Ervine Goffman advocated this idea and used face-to-face interactions as a basis to understand sociology. I believe that this is a very true idea because without individuals there is no society. I also believe that how we act as individuals is what makes a society how it is. For example as individuals we actually enjoy conflict when the conflicts involves others. In high school I phone that everyone always wanted to stop in the hallway to watch bulk fight. On a larger scale society watches reality goggle box shows like Bad daughters Club just to see these conflicts.Everyt hing we do one by one affects us as a society. Another thing that Goffman believed in was how society is what makes us who we are, this is called social interactionism. Yes we make up society but in turn society molds us to who we are as well. For example a child is born completely without morals and values. These things are taught to the child by family and ultimately society. The child is taught killing is deviant and unacceptable. It is also taught that being adiposis is a concrete stigma for females of society. Therefore if the child is a girl they will constantly want to be skinny, even at a young age.My Humanities professor was talking about how his 8 year old daughter was called fat the other day in school. promptly the young girl will not eat very much. This not something we are born with, these are learned values that society teaches. I have my own personal experience with social interactionism. My whole life society has shaped me to be who I am. Its almost like a very s ubtle, yet powerful, form of peer pressure. For example I think that if it werent for the fact that society teaches that you should treat strangers with absolute mention I think I would have had a lot more conflicts with them.Society teaches us to not get as angry with strangers as we do with our own friends and family members. Another thing Goffman believed was an idea called dramaturgy. Dramaturgy is the idea that we all act around people as if we were actors on a stage. He believed that the only time we acted as our true selves was when we are backstage and no one else is around to see us. I believe this is true of everyone in society. Of course there are those who have to act because its their job. Politicians, lawyers, master of ceremoniess, upraises these people have to put up a facade so that others reactions server their purpose.Not all of this acting is used for selfish purposes though. For example a parent doesnt want their child to be scared so in a crisis they might s mile and tell them everything is going to be all right, even if they know its not going to be alright. The nett point I agreed with Goffman on was an idea called impression management. painting management is similar to dramaturgy however it is how we are all the time. I use impression management every day. For example I am a server and I have to come off a certain way for my guests to like me or I wont make any money.I have to smile even when Im stressed and I have to use a completely diametrical voice when addressing my guest than I would use with anyone else. I also have to pretend I like things on the menu I have not even tried. In conclusion, I agree with Goffmans theories on dramaturgy, impression management, micro-sociology, and symbolic interactionism. I concur with the fact that society shapes you to be who you are, it has definitely made me who I am. I also think that feeling at how individuals interact with each other is imperative in purpose out how society works.You cannot understand the big picture without first sounding at the small details. Impression management is a very serious part of my life because its how I make a living. finally dramaturgy is something we all do every day. We are actors on the stage of Society Citations 1. Blackwood, B. D. (2011, July 06). Blackwood. org. Retrieved from http//www. blackwood. org/Erving. htm 2. Travers, A. (1997). Reviewing sociology. Retrieved from http//www. reading. ac. uk/RevSoc/archive/volume10/number1/10-1e. htm

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