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Week 3.pdf

by: Anita Rao

Week 3.pdf SOCI201013

Anita Rao
Introduction to Sociology
Perez,Victor W.

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This covers everything from the first week of the social construction of reality socialization and commodification and includes examples from class and my own examples
Introduction to Sociology
Perez,Victor W.
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Anita Rao on Tuesday October 13, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to SOCI201013 at University of Delaware taught by Perez,Victor W. in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Sociology in Sociology at University of Delaware.


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Date Created: 10/13/15
The Social Construction of Reality Socialization and Commodification what makes social interaction possible also creates reality of the situation A society creates norms ex how you get on an elevator how you act in a coffee shop etc 1 you face the front of the elevator 2 there are repercussions if you don t follow these rules even if they are not actually real B each person depending on their role in society performs differently guys generally hold the door open for females adults usually reprimand their children if they do something wrong 1 basically life is a stage and we re all actors C we also present ourselves the way we want to to be seen 1 Luigi Pirandello The Pleasure of Honesty a inevitably we construct ourselves 2 Social Situation becomes real through context statuses expectations and performances II The Presentation of Self in Everyday life Erving Goffman A People shape reality intentionally therefore they act 1 he called this concept dramaturgy B Every person s performance is a presentation of self 1 We idealize impressions to convince others who we pretend to be C Disappointing gays from Portlandia 1 They don t act the way you d expect gay men to act which throws everyone off 2 shows you who we are expected to act the way the script is written D Can see gender roles in advertisement Commercial Realism 1 Dr Pepper It s not for women E Are sex and gender different


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