BERLIN - 1936 : Jesse Owens of the USA in action in the mens at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games held in Berlin, Germany. Owens won a total of four gold medals in the Olympics, winning the mens final, final and the long jump competiton as we
The situation determines the roles we play and the rules we follow. Gorgeous illustration of Goffman's interactionist theory! This theory likens social interaction as a play - socialisation teaches us ("actors") how to behave according to our culture's norms ("roles"). We have acceptable public behaviour ("front stage work"). We have our private behaviour ("backstage work"). This involves all the work we do to maintain our families, identities and other core values.