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The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

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In what the General Practitioner called 'this intelligent searching work', the author of 'Stigma' and 'Asylums' presents an analysis of the structures of social encounters from the perspective of the dramatic performance. He 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 ...

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The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
1990, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140135718

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The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
1971, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140213508

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The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
1959, Anchor Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780385094023

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