W.E.B Du Bois and Erving Goffman were two of the most important and well known theorists in sociology. W.E.B Du Bois was an African American sociologist and an activist who studied at Harvard University. He studied sociology customs of the individual. His theoretical work dealt with racism and the color line. He influenced the foundation and direction of Black education. Du Bois’ theoretical work relates to a conflict perspective because of the tension that was overlooked due to all human rights, blacks in particular. Erving Goffman was a professor at the University of California. He was chair at the Ivy League’s University of Pennsylvania, and the president of the American Sociological Association. Goffman’s theoretical concept relates to…show more content… The critical race theory analyzed the way racism is perpetuated in the law and the interpretation of the law (Ritzer, 66). Critical race theory also used the concept of racialization. Racialization refers to the social processes through which the concept of race is created and attached to a particular groups of people (Ritzer, 66). Du Bois wrote, the most thing that’s hindering African American’s identity is slavery. Slavery was the only thing they felt could define their race. He felt that African Americans had the same perspective as other colored people around the…show more content… Dramaturgy is a view of social life as a series of dramatic performances akin to those taken place in a theatre (Ritzer, 144). Much of Goffman’s dramaturgy is concerned with the processes by which such disturbances are prevented and dealt with (Ritzer, page 144). In the Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, Goffman developed a new approach to the sociological study of human interaction, due to a mental health court scenario, of what he referred to as “dramaturgical” because of the analogy it had of the theatre to describe how an individual engages in social interaction with others in a performance (Staton et al, page 5). This performance was a way for actors to influence their audience in a given situation. In the addition of the mental health scenario, age, gender, and race relevant. The human relationships observed in the mental health court was analyzed was theorized so Goffman could explain characteristics of human interactions.
In the second chapter of Goffman’s The Presentation of Self, he explained what he meant by having “teams”. He explained that in social life, many performances aren’t conducted just by individuals, but by individuals working with others to present a collective front. Goffman defines a team as “any set of individuals” who operate in staging a single