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The Presentation Of Self In Everyday Life : Penguin Psychology - Erving Goffman

The Presentation Of Self In Everyday Life

Penguin Psychology

Paperback Published: 27th September 1990
ISBN: 9780140135718
Number Of Pages: 256

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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.

About the Author

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.

Prefacep. 9
Acknowledgementsp. 11
Introductionp. 13
Performancesp. 28
Teamsp. 83
Regions and Region Behaviourp. 109
Discrepant Rolesp. 141
Communication out of Characterp. 166
The Arts of Impression Managementp. 203
Conclusionp. 231
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9780140135718
ISBN-10: 0140135715
Series: Penguin Psychology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 27th September 1990
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1