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The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life By Erving Goffman

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
by Erving Goffman

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Presents an analysis of the structures of social encounters from the perspective of the dramatic performance. This title shows us how people use such 'fixed props' as houses, clothes, and job situations; how they combine in teams resembling secret societies; and, how they adopt discrepant roles and communicate out of character.
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The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Erving Goffman

In what the General Practitioner called `this intelligent searching work', the author of `Stigma' and `Asylums' presents an analysis of the structures of social encounters from the perspective of the dramatic performance. He shows us exactly how people use such `fixed props' as houses, clothes, and job situations; how they combine in teams resembling secret societies; and how they adopt discrepant roles and communicate out of character. Professor Goffman takes us `backstage' too, into the regions where people both prepare their images and relax from them; and he demonstrates in painful detail what can happen when a performance falls flat.

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About Erving Goffman


Erving Goffman (1922-1982) was one of the most influential sociologists of the twentieth century. He was Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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GOR001392455
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Erving Goffman
Erving Goffman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1990-09-27
256
0140135715
9780140135718
N/A
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