The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Goffman, Erving
  • SKU: 978-0385094023

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Goffman, Erving

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  • ASIN : 0385094027
  • Publisher : Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group; 1st edition (20 May 1959)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 255 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780385094023
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0385094023
  • Dimensions : 13.13 x 1.5 x 20.27 cm

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

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