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Explain What Cooley Means By the ‘Looking-glass Self’ and What Goffman Means By the ‘Presentation OF SELF’. (Example)

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 Explanation of What Cooley Means Name Institution Explanation of What Cooley Means Introduction ‘The looking glass self’ is an idea presented in 1902 by American economist and social theorist Charles Cooley and ‘presentation of self’ is a theory proposed by a Canadian-American sociologist and writer- Erving Goffman in 1959. Both concepts relate to the performance of ‘the self’ in the society. They share similar beliefs two of which are: how individuals present themselves to others and how distinctive human behaviour can be regarding the environment in which they are. On the other hand there are also some distinctions between two concepts that make them dissimilar and need to be mentioned in order to evaluate the relatedness of views to each other. Therefore this essay will focus on analysing two theories proposed in the 20th century and will examine if they are intrinsically opposed or can be usefully combined in (1983) The Social Self - I. The Meaning of "I". In: Cooley Charles Horton. Human nature and the social order New Brunswick (U.S.A.): Transaction Books Gecas V. & Schwalbe M. L. (1983). Beyond the looking glass self: Social structure and efficacy-based self-esteem. Social psychology quarterly 77-88. Goffman E. (1959). The moral career of the mental patient. Psychiatry 22(2) 123-142. Hewitt J. P. (2007) Self-esteem. In: Hewitt J. P. (10th ed)Self and society: a symbolic interactionist social psychology Boston: Allyn and Bacon pp.111-113 Lofland J. (1980). Early Goffman: Style structure substance soul. In The view from Goffman (pp. 24-51). Palgrave Macmillan UK. Scheff S. W. Price D. A. Schmitt F. A. Scheff M. A. & Mufson E. J. (2011). Synaptic loss in the inferior temporal gyrus in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease  24(3) 547-557. Scheff T. J. (2003). Shame in self and society. Symbolic interaction 26(2) 239-262. [...]

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EXPLAIN, WITH EXAMPLES, WHAT COOLEY MEANS BY THE ‘LOOKING-GLASS SELF’ AND WHAT GOFFMAN MEANS BY THE ‘PRESENTATION OF SELF’. CAN THEY USEFULLY BE COMBINED (IF SO, WHY)? I need help with improving this essay as much as possible. I don't mind any corrections/changes. + I would like to ask for help with referencing

Subject Area: Sociology

Document Type: Non-word Assignments

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