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week 4.pdf

by: Anita Rao

week 4.pdf SOCI201013

Anita Rao
Introduction to Sociology
Perez,Victor W.

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Week 2 of the social construction of reality socialization and commodification ahead of class to help you prepare and study. Has all examples from class and my own.
Introduction to Sociology
Perez,Victor W.
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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 advertising Commercial Realism 1 Dr Pepper It s not for women E Are sex and gender different Ill The Social Construction of Reality Berger and Luckmann A We do not see first then define we define then see 1 example Susan Boyle questionable clothing choices and behavior leads us to believe she is a nut job but she has a beautiful voice 2 See people through stereotypes because they re race gender age or beauty represent a larger society IV The Thomas Theorem A Situations are defines as real through their consequences 1 When you get Punk d it is real until you find out that there are no actual consequences 2 Rachel Dolezai ls white but identifies as black V Self and Identity George Herbert Mead A Self is fundamentally social in its origins and developments VI V B The self emerges and becomes established through our relationships and interactions with others C CH Cooley looking glass self 1 We imagine how others see us 2 We imagine how others are judging us 3 we react accordingly How Society creates an individual and vice versa A Cooley observed self and society are twin born B we become social beings commodified beings agents of socialization through mass media 1 mass media cartoons internet etc Socialized into a culture of commodities Alison Pugh A we are socialized throughout the life course into consumption B Child centerpiece of family and use material items to express care for them 1 Economy of dignity


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