Identity and Reality
Compare and contrast ethnomethodology and the Thomas Theorem.
Create an ethnomethodological experiment to identify background assumptions. What will you do, what assumptions will you be testing, and what predictions can you make?
In what ways do we manage people’s impressions of us? Imagine that you are a male college senior who looks and dresses like a snowboarder. If you were trying to get a job at a bank, how might you try to manage others’ impressions of you?
What is the connection between appearance and status?
How does gender inform personal space?