Goffman's seminal sociology book on human social interaction using the metaphor of theatrical performance.

'In what the General Practitioner called "this intelligent searching work", the author of Stigma and Asylums 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.' - from back cover
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Onsite

Location code REF.GOE2
Language

English

Keywords

sociology

Publication/Creation date

1959

No of pages

251

ISBN / ISSN

9780140135718

No of copies

1

Content type

monograph

Chapter headings
Introduction
Performances
Teams
Regions and Region Behaviour
Discrepant Roles
Communication out of Character
The Arts of Impression Management
Conclusion
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
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The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

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