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Goffman's theory of Dramaturgy draws on metaphors from stage acting to describe the public and private work that individuals maintain in their social interactions with other people. "Front stage" work is the face you show to people in different social contexts. Sometimes our modes of interaction will be different in different situations (or "audiences"). Backstage work is how we manage our identities and emotions when we're alone.

CTC 2 Step 3 Continued: Women cannot normally bare the pain of losing a child so for Patria to bare the pain and continue life and act like nothing is wrong so others would not worry, she is a very strong and considerate character.

"Never stop being outraged. Never allow yourselves to become apathetic and pessimistic.” Hina Jilani, human rights activist.

"Never stop being outraged. Never allow yourselves to become apathetic and pessimistic.” Hina Jilani, human rights activist.

Health is a broad term that includes the holistic wellbeing of individuals, inclusive of physical, mental and social dimensions. Social scientists focus on how culture, social networks, institutions and other social issues impact on the health, illness and life chances of different groups. Public health is the planning and management of social policies, programs, services and education that protect the health of  families, communities and broader society.  Social scientists work with local…

This is the first in a series of posts exploring how social science supports local governments in the provision of health policies and services. Health is a broad term that includes the holistic we…

Social Science Quote by Sociology Professor Professor Danielle Allen. In Beyond Integration: Building a Connected Society, Allen argues that political equality is founded upon economic justice and social equality, which she defines as “connected institutions and services” informed by social science.

Your Social Science Quote of the Week is by Sociology Professor Professor Danielle Allen. In Beyond Integration: Building a Connected Society, Allen argues that political equality is founded upon e…

Work/Life Balance: Supportive workplace cultures, practices and leadership. – Prof. Barbara Pocock

Work/Life Balance: Supportive workplace cultures, practices and leadership.

Social science of health: "By developing programs in such a way as to emphasise a fuller, more healthy life, greater self-esteem, enhanced abilities, and the like—Expert Patients does not need to engage in project of coercion to good health. Rather, it is structured in such a way as to facilitate in the potential participant the desire to govern his or her health."

Frugal Living Ideas – 6 Money Saving Tips for the Frugal-Minded Household There are several frugal living ideas for individuals that want to make the most of what they have and save money. While it is easy for one to […]

The implication for community action is prevention. Here, we think of the metaphor of saving people being swept downstream by a river. The immediate goal is to throw a lifeline and pull them out. But when the number of people being swept downstream keep coming, one has to begin wondering what is happening upstream

A new study finds that there are wide discrepancies in the mental health outcomes of young people living in rural and urban areas. The research published in the Journal of Applied Social Science fo…

The transition from childhood to adulthood is riddled with many life events that require a social science perspective

The transition from childhood to adulthood is riddled with many life events that require a social science perspective

As anthropologists studying professionals, if we’re only focusing on what people do on the job, we may be unwittingly narrowing our focus. We need to grant multiplicity to our research subjects when we’re measuring the work they do

As anthropologists studying professionals, if we’re only focusing on what people do on the job, we may be unwittingly narrowing our focus. We need to grant multiplicity to our research subjects when we’re measuring the work they do

In a post-Brexit world in which funding falls, jobs decline, pressure on departments increases and European academics find it harder to meet residency requirements, people will be victims of unkindness

In a post-Brexit world in which funding falls, jobs decline, pressure on departments increases and European academics find it harder to meet residency requirements, people will be victims of unkindness

Social science is essential for organisations looking to be aware of their responsibilities when crafting their social media policies and management. Social science also supports organisations to use social media effectively within their teams.  Social science provides the most rigorous and informed way to find your corporate “voice” on social platforms and to find and fruitfully communicate with their unique audience.

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Social science assists executive governance and aids senior leaders to be more flexible when thinking about communication and workplace culture. Social sciences are used to improve gender equity and diversity, so that leadership is more inclusive and makes the most of everyone’s skills. Social science research also examines customer services and makes recommendations to improve business culture.

Social science helps to improve people’s lives by addressing health, education, business and other fields.

Sociologist Frank Dobbin argues that setting up a corporate diversity taskforce works because it’s about making top managers and Executives personally responsible for improving diversity

Sociologist Frank Dobbin argues that setting up a corporate diversity taskforce works because it’s about making top managers and Executives personally responsible for improving diversity

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