The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

Erving Goffman (Author)
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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.

Product Details

Price
£10.99  £10.22
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date
27 September 1990
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780140135718
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