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Some social statuses including master status, are negative which makes the status symbol accompanying them also negative
A face saving technique where all parties involved in an embarrassing situation ignore it and continue their conversation or interaction as through the embarrassing situation never happened
When we communicate information about ourselves, we use the social settings, our appearance, and manners to make impressions on others. Erving Goffman referred to these methods as
If people define situations as real, they are real in their consequences. This classic statement is known as the
Although social structure acts as a major control mechanism to preserve order, it has little to do with what we actually do, feel or think.
an approach, pioneered by Erving Goffman, in which social life is analyzed in terms of drama or the stage; also called dramaturgical analysis
a type of society in which life is intimate; a community in which everyone knows everyone else and people share a sense of togetherness (intimate community)
Durkheims term for the unity that people feel as a result of performing the same or similar task
a type of society that is dominated by impersonal relationships, individual accomplishments and self-interest (impersonal association)
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