SOCIAL INTERACTION. Social interaction - emphasizes how people react when in the presence others. Social structure - patterned relationship between people that persist over time. Status refers to the position that an individual occupies.
Frontstage -here people are required to play their roles with all the skills they have.
Backstage - “decompression” zone.
Acquaintance:[waving cheerily] How are you?
Student: How am I in regard to what? My health, my finances, my school work, my peace of mind, my….?
Acquaintance:[red in the face and suddenly out of control] Look! I was just trying to be polite. Frankly, I don’t give a damn how you are.