The presentation of self in everyday life

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Overlook Press, 1973 - Social Science - 259 pages
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Perhaps the reason TV and film depicting human drama is so appealing is because these depictions are in idealized form imitations of certain impression that people wish to convey in everyday life ... Read full review

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My favorite part of this book is the cover. The presentation of the book in everyday life. My second favorite part of this book is the author's name, which is fun to say repeatedly in foreign accents ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix
1
PERFORMANCES
17
H TEAMS
77
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Erving Goffman, an American sociologist, received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is known for his distinctive method of research and writing. He was concerned with defining and uncovering the rules that govern social behavior down to the minutest details. He contributed to interactionist theory by developing what he called the "dramaturgical approach," according to which behavior is seen as a series of mini-dramas. Goffman studied social interaction by observing it himself---no questionnaires, no research assistants, no experiments. The title of his first book, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (1959), became one of the themes of all of his subsequent research. He also observed and wrote about the social environment in which people live, as in his Total Institutions. He taught his version of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania; he died in 1983, the year in which he served as president of the American Sociological Association.

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