Sociological Theory 2

Sociological Theory 2

Recall and explain Erving Goffman’s ideas about the presentation of self. How have social media sites such as Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram affected the presentation of self? In other words, what are ways in which social media has expanded Goffman’s original theory? Have there been changes to what Goffman saw as our front and backstage?
Recall and describe Arlie Russell Hochschild’s theory on emotion work and emotional labor. Provide three direct examples of emotion work/labor. What stereotypes are reinforced in emotion labor? How does the concept of emotion work relate to the presentation of self?
Explain Harold Garfinkel’s breaching experiments and conduct your own breaching experiment.

Please do not do anything illegal or offensive on the basis of health, gender, race, sexuality, etc.

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