Mead claimed that an individual becomes an object to him/herself. Please explain what Mead meant by this statement. In your answer be sure to include and define the concepts of the social act, roles, and “significant gestures.”
Question 2: Dramaturgy
One of Goffman’s central concepts is impression management. Please explain the concept of impression management as well as that of Stage Theory and “performances.” Now walk us through your day, identifying times of your day when you are on front stage and parts of your day when you are on back stage. Be sure to explain the concepts of front and back stage and how the relate to impression management.
Course Objectives: This discussion forum will develop your ability to do the following:
Define sociological theory
Identify major bodies of theoretical work in contemporary sociology and the theorists associated with them
Analyze important developments in sociological theory, including developments in European sociological theory that influenced the growth of theory in the United States