Sociology ch. 6 terms

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  1. Impression formation
    Helps us form a quick picture of the other persons identity
  2. Impression management
    The process by which people attempt to present a favorable public image
  3. Dramaturgy
    • Analyzing social interaction as a series of theatrical performances.
    • This has been a staple of symbolic interactionism for decades
  4. Front stage
    Where people maintain the appropriate appearance as they interact with others
  5. Back stage
    Where people can knowingly violate their impression management performances
  6. Elements of someone's identity
    • age
    • gender
    • raceĀ 
    • religion
    • social class
    • occupational status
  7. Account
    a verbal statement designed to explain unanticipated, embarrassing, or unacceptable behavior
  8. Disclaimer
    a verbal assertion given before the fact to forestall any complaints or negative implications
  9. Cooling out
    gently persuading someone who has lost face to accept a less desirable, but still reasonable alternative identity
  10. Stigma
    The permanent spoiling of someone's identity
  11. Mixed contacts
    Interactions between the stigmatized and the non-stigmatized

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