The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

Details

Author(s)
Erving Goffman
Format
Paperback | 256 pages
Dimensions
132 x 201 x 16mm | 176g
Publication date
01 Dec 1990
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0140135715
ISBN13
9780140135718
Bestsellers rank
11,960

Description

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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