The presentation of self in everyday life

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Doubleday, 1959 - Psychology - 255 pages
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A study of human behavior in social situations and the way we appear to others. Dr. Goffman has employed as a framework the metaphor of theatrical performance. Discussions of social techniques are based upon detailed research and observation of social customs in many regions.

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"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts." -Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act II, Scene ... Read full review

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This classic is a real eye opener. It is always pleasant to find a book in which the author manages to explain a complex matter in an easy to comprehend fashion. I would strongly recommend this book ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
PERFORMANCES
17
TEAMS
77
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About the author (1959)

Erring Goffman was born in Manville, Alberta (Canada) in 1922. He came to the United States in 1945, and in 1953 received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. He was professor of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley until 1968, and thereafter was Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Goffman received the MacIver Award in 1961 and the In Medias Res Award in 1978. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He died in 1983.

Dr. Goffman's books include "The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, Encounters, Asylums, Behavior in Public Places, Stigma, Interaction Ritual, Strategic Interaction, Relations in Public, Frame Analysis, " and "Gender Advertisements.