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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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): An actor's portrayal of someone in a play.
Synonyms: character, theatrical role, part, persona
Famous quotes containing the word role:
“Totalitarianism is never content to rule by external means, namely, through the state and a machinery of violence; thanks to its peculiar ideology and the role assigned to it in this apparatus of coercion, totalitarianism has discovered a means of dominating and terrorizing human beings from within.”
—Hannah Arendt (19061975)
“So successful has been the cameras role in beautifying the world that photographs, rather than the world, have become the standard of the beautiful.”
—Susan Sontag (b. 1933)
“Our role is to support anything positive in black life and destroy anything negative that touches it. You have no other reason for being. I dont understand art for arts sake. Art is the guts of the people.”
—Elma Lewis (b. 1921)