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The presentation of self in everyday life

1st Anchor Books ed., [rev. and expanded]
  • 3.71 ·
  • 7 Ratings
  • 163 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading
  • 9 Have read
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Anchor Books
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A notable contribution to our understanding of ourselves. This book explores the realm of human behavior in social situations and the way that we appear to others. Dr. Goffman uses the metaphor of theatrical performance as a framework. Each person in everyday social intercourse presents himself and his activity to others, attempts to guide and control the impressions they form of him, and employs certain techniques in order to sustain his performance, just as an actor presents a character to an audience. The discussions of these social techniques offered here are based upon detailed research and observation of social customs in many regions.

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The presentation of self in everyday life
1990, Doubleday
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Cover of: The presentation of self in everyday life
The presentation of self in everyday life
1959, Anchor Books
in English - 1st Anchor Books ed., [rev. and expanded]
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Physical Object

Pagination
xii, 259 p. ;
Number of pages
259

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23039280M
Internet Archive
presentationofse00goff_0
ISBN 10
0385094027
OCLC/WorldCat
46887588
Library Thing
5484
Goodreads
931984

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When an individual plays a part he implicitly requests his observers to take seriously the impression that is fostered before them.
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