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Author Goffman, Erving, 1922-1982.

Title The presentation of self in everyday life / Erving Goffman.

Published Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1971.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  301.11 GOFF    MISSING
 UniM Bail  302.5 GOFF    AVAILABLE
Physical description 251 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Pelican book
Pelican book.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Performances 28 -- 2 Teams 83 -- 3 Regions and Region Behaviour 109 -- 4 Discrepant Roles 141 -- 5 Communication out of Character 166 -- 6 Arts of Impression Management 203 -- 7 Conclusion 231.
Summary In what the General Practitioner called 'this intelligent, searching work' the author of Stigma and Asylums 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 their images and relax from them; and he demonstrates in painful detail what can happen when a performance falls flat. Book jacket.
Subject Self.
Social role.
ISBN 0140213503