The presentation of self in contemporary social life / by David Shulman, Lafayette College
- Shulman, David, 1964-
- Los Angeles : SAGE, 
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- Physical Description:
- xix, 289 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Self-Presentation and the Dramaturgical Perspective -- Introduction: "Being Yourself" Is a Performance Too -- So Why Study Dramaturgy? -- Getting Down to Business -- The Scholarly Provenance of Dramaturgical Ideas -- Analyzing Dramaturgy -- Erving Goffman and Dramaturgy -- Goffman's Six Principles of Impression Management -- The Self -- Symbolic Interactionism -- ch. 2 Persona Watching: Catching Impression Management in Action -- Introduction: Reverse Engineering Dramaturgy -- Regions, Actors, Performance: Some Service Examples -- Thinking of Performances as Cumulative: Social Order, Norms, and Rules -- Ratcheting Up Sociological Analysis With Dramaturgy -- ch. 3 Sociological Influences on People's Performances -- Introduction: Learning How to Act in Everyday Life -- Social Structural Forces That Impact Dramaturgical Actions -- Think of Social Forces as Interweaving Clusters -- Realizing the Analytic Potential in the Dramaturgical Perspective -- Nine Contributions Dramaturgical Thinking Can Make to Enhance Sociological Thinking -- ch. 4 Workplaces as Stages -- Introduction: Dramaturgy in Organizations and Workplaces -- Performance Teams: Dramaturgical Circumspection, Discipline, and Loyalty -- Organizations and Order -- The Dramaturgy of Meetings -- Contemporary Takes on Dramaturgy in Organizations -- The Interaction Order and the Negotiated Order -- Asylums and Secondary Adjustments -- The Dramaturgical Infrastructure -- Total Institutions -- Emotional Labor -- ch. 5 Modern Life as Show Business -- Introduction: The Thicket of Unreality -- Examples of Unreal Images: Illusions, Photos, and Words -- Can You Detect Unreality? -- Causes of Unreality: Extravagant Expectations and Pseudo-Events -- Image Life as Performance -- The Economics of Unreal Performances and Consumerism -- Las Vegas Casinos as "Cathedrals of Consumption" -- The Magic of Enchanted Products -- Dramaturgy: The New Means of Consumption -- Marketing and the Dramaturgical Legibility of Themes -- Dramaturgical Inequalities: Gender, Goffman, and Advertising -- Conclusion -- ch. 6 Dramaturgical Involvements in Popular Culture -- Introduction: Dramaturgical Involvement in Popular Culture -- LARPs: Live Action Role-Playing -- Engrossment in Popular Culture Experiences -- Dramaturgical Residency -- Face-to-Face Interaction -- Surpassing Performance Limits in Fantasy or Killing St in Made-Up Worlds -- Role Distance and the Actualization Gap -- Frames: A Social Phoropter -- An Extended Case of Frames and Dramaturgy: The World of Professional Wrestling -- Stigma, Horror Genre, and Frame Traps -- Conclusion: Conflating Reality and Fantasy -- ch. 7 The Internet: Society's Newest Stage -- Introduction: The Internet, Disembodiment, and Networked Audiences -- Online Impression Management: Disembodiment and Networked Audiences -- The Collapsing of Front and Backstage Contexts -- Performance Online Versus Off-Line -- Altering Performance Content -- Deceiving Others Online and Strategic Interaction -- Deception in Online Dating and Romance -- Virtual Role Engulfment -- Exploring Online Deviance -- User-Generated Content: Everyone's a Star, Everyone's a Critic, and I'm Into Documenting My Life Onstage -- Internet Ranting and Impression Management -- Stigma and Cyberbullying -- Moral Entrepreneurs -- Filter Bubbles.
- 9781483319438 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
1483319431 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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