The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
A notable contribution to our understanding of ourselves, 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 framework Each person in everyday social intercourse presents himself and his activity to others , attempts to guide and control 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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A great book full of insights into the mechanism of interpersonal communications. Since this book was published a long time ago, the writing style makes the concepts hard to digest. All the materials ... Read full review