What factors might affect the construction of our imagined audiences?

Our concept of self, ideal self, and the looking glass self can affect the construction of our imagined audiences. Our concept of self is a work in progress because it changes along with changes in social structure. Therefore, we may believe that our imagined audiences expect to see the changes we make in response to the changes that occur in social structure. We may also imagine that our audiences expect to see the image we construct of our ideal selves. If so, we may use various means such as our language, clothing, etc., in an attempt to present ourselves as our ideal selves. The looking glass self highlights that we are shaped by our interactions with others and the attributes that they see in us. Based on the attributes others associate with us, we may believe that our audience expects us to continue to express these attributes. Together, all of these selves can have a role in shaping our imagined audiences.

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One thought on “What factors might affect the construction of our imagined audiences?

  1. In relation to the the readings and our in class lecture, do you think therefore that our imagined audiences, rather then being wholly removed from us as individuals, are integral parts of our own identity? is the audience as much a part of ourselves as the blood in our veins and the opinions we hold? An interesting concept to be sure, and one can warrants introspection. In my view, I think the imagined audience and the audience that is part of myself are two separate entities, one that I relate to and one that I don’t.

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