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 cotnrol 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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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 Description:
The Presentation Of Self In Everyday Life
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Book Description Penguin. 1980. 0140213503, 1980. PB. Covers sl. worn. Signature to flyleaf o/w Good. Bookseller Inventory # 10146
Book Description Pelican Harmondsworth, 1978, 1978. 18.0 x 11.0cms, 250pp, very good paperback (tanned paper) Goffman shows us how people use such 'fixed props' as houses, clothes and jobs to prepare images and relax from them. Bookseller Inventory # 107748