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In this Unit you have seen the importance of the shared meanings that we construct together – how they enable us to act collectively within social situations. In particular, you have explored Goffman’s ideas about how those meanings are constructed through:

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  • the way we respond to other people’s presentation of themselves and help to shore up their performances.

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