Erving Goffman. The Presentation of Self In Everyday Life. Erving Goffman. We are all actors within the Social World, a central theme from Goffman work. In a sense, we are call “Fakers” or engaged in a “Con Job” on ourselves to effect other people.
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The Presentation of Self In Everyday Life
“Matters of Politeness”
Ex: Sexual Propriety, and rules regarding sacred places etc.
2) Instrumental Requirement
Ex: An employer might demand his employees to care of property or engage in maintenance within work areas.
Ex: Perfect examples of back stage regions are kitchens within restaurants, this area is not meant for customers to enter.
However, What happens when an actor makes a mistake and reveals true intentions of the performance?
Inopportune Intrusion Disruptions can occur.
Ex: An example of this, is when a student walk into the classroom while the professor is giving a lecture. We have Inopportune Intrusion (this coming from the outsider approach)
Ex: Another example is when a customer runs into the kitchen of a restaurant where the chefs resides. We have another Inopportune Intrusion (from an audience approach)
Ex: An example is when Raphael Palmero was conducting an interview and a journalist bought up his use of anabolic steroids.
Gaffes & Boners