Category: Social Action Theory (Interpretivism and Interactionism)
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
The self is a performance!
Participant Observation to Research Education
Participant Observation studies are favoured by interpretivists as they allow for the collection of rich, qualitative data, and for an in-depth exploration of the thoughts and feelings of individuals involved. If done rigorously this is the best method for gaining an empathetic understanding with respondents, where we really see the world through their eyes. Practical…
Learning to Labour
The counter school culture resisted the school but ultimately limited working class kids to getting working class jobs
The Presentation of the Self in Everyday Life – A Summary
A summary of The Presentation of the Self in Everyday Life by Erving Goffman, and a brief discussion of its relevance to A level Sociology. Executive Summary The best way to understand human action is by seeing people as actors on a ‘social stage’ who actively create an impression of themselves for the benefit of…
The Personal Life Perspective on the Family
The Personal Life Perspective: dogs and dead relatives are part of the family too!