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The Theater of Self - Sociology (Focus on Court)

Samantha Lowery
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This class examines the theory of dramaturgy or the theater of self-using the works of Goffman. We will discuss how theater is used in our court systems and discuss how theater is used in everyday life.

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
  • Students will understand the nuances of Goffman's theory of dramaturgy and learn how it is present in individuals' lives and also in instituations. We will discuss the various roles, theater, stages, and costumes that we use throughout our lives. We will focus on the court system as an example of an institution that is built on theater.
Joined May, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree
Doctoral Degree
I teach legal classes including constitutional law and an introduction to criminal justice.

I was a criminal defense investigator for 15 years. My education:  Juris Doctorate 2020 Law University of Nebraska College of Law; Bachelors of Science... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
55 min

Completed by 4 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-13
3-6 learners per class

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