ON SHAME “There is no interaction in which the participants do not take an appreciable chance of being slightly embarrassed or a slight chance of being deeply humiliated. Life may not be much of a gamble, but interaction is.” Goffman in Presentation of Self (1956):156
Do the front stage and back stage ever overlap?“IFH Mondays”: Is this still the front stage though?
OUR FOCUSFor your in-class presentations:PerformancesTeamsRegions + BehaviorDiscrepant RolesCommunication Out of Character
Team: How do sets of individuals help deﬁne situations together?
Discrepant Roles: Are individuals part of the performance, team and/or audience?
Communication Out of Character:Are our performances always perfect?
CRITICISMSHow accurate are our observations?Gouldner: Too microPsathas & Schegloff: Too unsystematic
CRITICISMS “All the world is not a stage-- certainly the theatre isn’t entirely. (Whether you organize a theatre or an aircraft factory, you need to ﬁnd places for cars to park and coats to be checked, and these had better be real places, which, incidentally, had better carry real insurance against theft.” Goffman in Frame Analysis (1974):1
DISCUSSIONHow could you use dramaturgy in your ownresearch projects?