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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.
Regions and Region Behaviour
Communication out of Character
The Arts of Impression Management
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ISBN: 9780140135718 ISBN-10: 0140135715 Series: Penguin Psychology Audience:
Number Of Pages: 256 Published: 27th September 1990 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1