AT LEAST ONE SINGLE SPACE FOR EACH QUESTION. STRAIGHT TO THE POINT AND WRITE DETAILED.
1. Compare and Contrast the role of language in the various theoretical perspectives as described by Habermas, Goffman, Bourdieu, and Giddens. What similarities do you see in their perspectives on languages in their theories?
2. Define and distinguish between economic, social, cultural, andy symbolic capital. Provide examples from life of who would posses these four forms and how.
3. According to Habermas, what role does the mass media play in shaping the public sphere? How might be corporate consolidation of media outlets and growing use of the internet affect public debate?
4. Use an example from your own life that demonstrates Goffman’s vocabulary of the front, backstage, character, and performer.