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....
|Title||:||The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life|
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The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life Reviews
This is a classic that even in the glut of literary theory, social theory, cultural theory, etc., I keep coming back to. Always illuminating, and accepting of the necessary contradictions withou trying to overemphasize, problematize, or judge them. It immediately makes sense, so it would be illuminating to people new to this sort of thing, and then it keeps on making sense, which is the hard part.
They say that "All life's a stage." Goffman takes that concept and fleshes it out in great detail, with dozens of apt examples that make his analysis come alive. The first time I read this book, it was a revelation; since then I've read it several more times, and each time I get something new out of it. I find it positively gripping.
Everybody shall read this book! It would help you to understand society.
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A must-read for those in sociology (especially micro-sociology). Life is a performance.
A classic. I gave it to my young friend just starting her journey through sociology!
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Erving Goffman's theory in this book stands firm even still today. The "taken-for-grantedness", and the "world as a stage", all fit nicely in today's contemporary analysis of human social dynamics. It is commensurate with Pierre Bourdieu's practice theory, and can be applied to any social and linguistic discourse analysis.