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The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

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Galleon Product ID 16125281
UPC / ISBN 9780385094023
Shipping Weight 0.45 lbs
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Binding: Paperback
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Manufacturer Anchor
Shipping Dimension 7.91 x 5.12 x 0.71 inches
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Author Erving Goffman
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Edition 1
Number Of Pages 259
Package Quantity 1
Publication Date 1959-06-01
Release Date 1959-05-20
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Product Description 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. From the Publisher 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. From the Inside Flap uman 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. From the Back Cover 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. About the Author Erving Goffman was born in Canada in 1922. He received his B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1945 and then studied at the University of Chicago, receiving his M.A. in 1949 and his Ph.D. in 1953.  For a year he lived on one of the smaller of the Shetland Isles while he gathered material for a dissertation on that community, and later he served as a visiting scientist at the National Institute of Mental Health in Washington. Mr. Goffman is the author of several articles and book reviews which have appeared in such periodicals as  Psychiatry and the  American Journal of Sociology. He is also the author of, among other works,  The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, Asylums, Interaction Ritual,and  Stigma