Write a 1,000-1,250-word paper applying what you have learned about the study of relational communication thus far in the class by doing the following:
- After reviewing this week’s assigned textbook readings, explain Goffman’s distinction between “front region” and “back region” and Identity Management Theory. How do these concepts influence the performance of our identity and communication in friend, work, romantic, or family relationships?
- What is the role of faith and religious or spiritual identity in relationships? How does it affect communication in relationships? (Use three scholarly sources to support your argument)
- Use current communication research to support an argument about how new media (i.e., social networking sites/apps) influence identity construction and identity management in the relationships that were discussed in part 1? (Use three scholarly sources to support your argument)
Include a minimum of six scholarly sources.
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Name of Book: Bridges Not Walls: A Book About Interpersonal Communication