While Goffman often made it appear as though the self was nothing w/o the situation, we show that in places Goffman wasnt interested in the positive attributes of self, but rather where things he took for granted as "normal" attributes of the self were stripped from them, forcibly or through cultural beliefs, we can see the outlines of an affectually motivated self.
#Sociology has a pain "problem." We use concepts like (collective or cultural)#trauma draw allusions to pain, but do not ground them in the fundamental experience of rejection, exclusion, isolation, etc. This paper does this while theorizing SOCIAL trauma. When we understand the science behind social pain, or the neg. affectual response to rejection and exclusion, we can collapse the distinctions btw cultural and collective trauma.
Dear #sociology community: I was foolhardy enough to announce an MA seminar on "Social #transformation" for the summer semester. We start with the idea that every change has to go through a complex society, so there are no automatisms. I'm not without any plan, but I would be interested to know what reading you would recommend - thanks!
A bit ironic given this is disseminated over the Internet...
The Internet would be far better if giant corporations didn't control platforms & endlessly surveille & profile & do so very unequally--to me that largely is a capitalism, governance & regulatory failure--power & control of infrastructure.