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Is this really a mask?

June 4, 2009

The idea that people play different roles in different situations (dramaturgy) is popularized by Erving Goffman in The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life.

While you might think that the booming of reality TV shows is the antipole of dramaturgy, it is not as simple as it seems. The ‘real life’ in those shows is as real as decaf coffee. They still engage in dramaturgy, namely they play themselves.

Sometimes there is more truth in the mask than there is in what we assume to be our ‘real self.’ *

* Žižek, S. (2005). Iraq: the Borrowed Kettle. London: Verso.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. June 5, 2009 07:34

    they play themselves

    Apa hampir sama ya dengan “he play himself” ? Hehehe… katanya bisa mengganggu enlightning…

  2. June 5, 2009 13:50

    Sometimes there is more truth in the mask than there is in what we assume to be our ‘real self.’

    yea, seems to..😕 sumtimes I could to be me, freely..
    in this mask called Lumiere😉 eh, konteksnya sama gak yah?🙄

  3. June 5, 2009 15:45

    i’m a bad actor; i don’t even know how to play myself!
    i am never what i am; i am always what i is!

  4. June 5, 2009 16:34

    @ Lambang
    jelas bedaaaaa *lempar sendal*

    @ Lumiere
    sama dong.😉

    @ Ali S
    katanya sih, I is not😎

  5. June 6, 2009 03:26

    Nobody’s perfect…

    I’m nobody…
    So I’m perfect…

    jiyakakakakakak…😀

  6. June 6, 2009 12:04

    ^ You are unique. So is everyone else.

    kekekekek:mrgreen:

  7. June 6, 2009 16:27

    yeaaa… sure… so does everyone else…😀

  8. June 9, 2009 06:19

    hampir semua yang bersemayam dalm pikiran kita adalah persepsi, bukan realitas

  9. June 9, 2009 09:40

    @ tomy
    can’t agree more🙂

  10. June 9, 2009 17:17

    *manggut-manggut*

  11. KangBoed permalink
    June 11, 2009 05:24

    huuuwaaaaakaakakak.. inggrisnya dapat 5.. *malu2in*.. nyang penting komentar.. hehehe.. ma..*ng*..aaaaaap kalau OOT..:mrgreen:
    Manusia makhluk yang unik.. selalu ada dua sisi.. sisi TOPENG dan sisi menjerit bahkan mati.. Naaaah.. dia bisa hidup kesana kemari dengan senangnya memakai TOPENG.. selalu penuh kebohongan yang tiada dia sadari.. sementara sang diri sejati.. eeeee.. kacian deeeeh.. engga nyadaaaar dah hampir mateeeee.. kering air mata.. kusam cermin.. kotor wujud sejati.. hihihi.. nyambung gak yaaaaaa.. kabuuuuur.. *tatut dilempar sendal*..
    Salam Sayang

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