1.) The process by which people act and react in relation to others. 2.

) A social position one occupies important for social identity & for shaping a person¶s entire life 3.) The process by which people disengage from important social role 4.) Social realities people build reflect both their culture and their social standing. 5.) Views everyday life as theatrical performance, noting that people try to create particular impressions in the minds of others. 6.) A culturally defined boundary around which people interact with others. 7.) It is the normal spacing for encounters with friends and close acquaintances.. This particular distance, some intimacy of contact is permitted, but this tends to be strictly limited. The distance is usually from one and a half to four feet 8.) Important for social identity & for shaping a person¶s entire life. 9.) This is the space or region known to the public. This is the stage itself according to the Dramaturgical Analysis: Presentation of Self Theory of Erving Gauffman. _________10.) It is the behavior expected of someone holding a particular status

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‡ Social Interaction ‡ Front Region ‡ Role Exit ‡ Social Construction of Reality ‡ Role Personal Distance Personal Space Back Region Status Master Status

Dramaturgical Analysis

LESSON # 9

SOCIAL INTERACTION

LESSON OBJECTIVES
1. Define Social Interaction 2. Define and Discuss Social Structure as a Guide to Everyday Living through the concepts of Status, Status set, Ascribed Status, Achieved status, Master status, Roles, Role Set, Role Conflict, Role Strain, and Role Exit 3. Understand and explain Social Interaction through Social Construction of Reality and Dramaturgical Analysis 4. Discuss how Space and Time affect people·s Social Interaction.

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SOCIAL INTERACTION
Social Structure:
A Guide to Everyday Living It provides guidelines for behavior, making everyday life understandable and predictable. 

The process by which people act and react in relation to others. 
it creates the reality in which we live it is guided by SOCIAL STRUCTURE

SOCIAL INTERACTION

STATUS --a social position one occupies STATUS SET --all statuses one holds MASTER STATUS --important for social
identity & for shaping a person¶s entire life

ROLE --behavior expected of someone
holding a particular status

ROLE SET --roles attached to a status

STATUSES AND ROLES
ROLE

STATUS

SET

SET

ROLE CONFLICT: occurs when incompatible demands are placed on a person by two or more statuses ROLE STRAIN: occurs when incompatible demands are built into a single status that the person holds ROLE EXIT: the process by which people disengage from important social roles

The Social Construction of reality 
the idea that we build the social world through our interactions with others.  social realities people build reflect both their culture and their social standing.

Dramaturgical Analysis:
´The Presentation of Selfµ 
views everyday life as theatrical performance, noting that people try to create particular impressions in the minds of others.

Just as in theater, in the contexts of social life, there are distinctions between

front regions (the stage itself) and BACK REGIONS, where one
prepares for one·s role and relaxes afterward.

Preparing for the presentation of one·s social role is a form of

impression management.

Personal Space is a culturally defined
boundary around which people interact with others.

Four Zones of Personal Space
1. Intimate distance
- up to one and a half feet - reserved for very few social contacts - Only those involved in relationships in which regular bodily touching is permitted, such as lovers or parents and children, operate within this zone of private space.

2. Personal distance
- from one and a half to four feet - is the normal spacing for encounters with friends and close acquaintances. - Some intimacy of contact is permitted, but this tends to be strictly limited.

3. Social distance
- from four to twelve feet - is the zone usually maintained in formal settings such as interviews

4. Public distance
- beyond twelve feet - preserved by those who are performing to an audience.

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