What is role?

  • (noun): What something is used for.
    Synonyms: function, purpose, use
    See also — Additional definitions below

Role

A role (from the French rôle, and sometimes so spelt in English) or social role is a set of connected behaviours, rights and obligations as conceptualised by actors in a social situation. It is an expected or free or continuously changing behaviour and may have a given individual social status or social position. It is vital to both functionalist and interactionist understandings of society. Social role posits the following about social behaviour:

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... In June she gets a support role in a movie and shoots a small role in the 2011 film Without Men ... January 2011 Xenia finishes shooting a role as a rockstar in the French cinema production Bob et Les Sex Pistaches starring the French actor Jules Sitruk ...
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... The proteasome plays a straightforward but critical role in the function of the adaptive immune system ... during the immune response include the 11S regulatory particle, whose main known biological role is regulating the production of MHC ligands, and specialized ... Due to its role in generating the activated form of NF-κB, an anti-apoptotic and pro-inflammatory regulator of cytokine expression, proteasomal activity has been ...
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... The Squadron took the role from 707 NAS which was responsible for the training of aircrew and maintainers in the Commando role ...

More definitions of "role":

  • (noun): Normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting.
    Example: "What is your role on the team?"
  • (noun): The actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group.
    Example: "Play its role"
    Synonyms: function, office, part

Famous quotes containing the word role:

    The addition of a helpless, needy infant to a couple’s life limits freedom of movement, changes role expectancies, places physical demands on parents, and restricts spontaneity.
    Jerrold Lee Shapiro (20th century)

    The real test of a man is not how well he plays the role he has invented for himself, but how well he plays the role that destiny assigned to him.
    Jan Patocka (1907–1977)

    But however the forms of family life have changed and the number expanded, the role of the family has remained constant and it continues to be the major institution through which children pass en route to adulthood.
    Bernice Weissbourd (20th century)