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This edition was published in by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y.

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255 pages

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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Cover of: The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
June 1999, Peter Smith Pub Inc
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The presentation of self in everyday life
The presentation of self in everyday life
1990, Doubleday
in English
Cover of: The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
September 27, 1990, Penguin Books Ltd
Paperback - New Ed edition
Cover of: The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
September 27, 1990, Penguin Books Ltd
Cover of: The presentation of self in everyday life
The presentation of self in everyday life
1973, Overlook Press
in English
Cover of: The presentation of self in everyday life
The presentation of self in everyday life
1971, Penguin
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Cover of: The presentation of self in everyday life
The presentation of self in everyday life
1971, Penguin
in English
Cover of: The presentation of self in everyday life.
The presentation of self in everyday life.
1969, Allen Lane
in English
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]
Cover of: The presentation of self in everyday life.
Cover of: The presentation of self in everyday life
The presentation of self in everyday life
1959, Doubleday Anchor Books
in English - Anchor books ed.
Cover of: The presentation of self in everyday life
The presentation of self in everyday life
1959, Penguin
in English
Cover of: The presentation of self in everyday life.
The presentation of self in everyday life.
1956, University of Edinburgh
in English
Cover of: The presentation of self in everyday life.
The presentation of self in everyday life.
1956, University of Edinburgh, Social Sciences Research Centre
in English
Cover of: The presentation of self in everyday life
The presentation of self in everyday life
Publisher unknown
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The presentation of self in everyday life

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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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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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The presentation of self in everyday life.

This edition was published in by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y.


Edition Notes

Series
Doubleday anchor books, A174

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
301.15
Library of Congress
HM291 .G6 1959, HM291 G6 1959

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6271863M
Internet Archive
presentationofs00goff
LC Control Number
59009138
Library Thing
5484

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