The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Erving Goffman audiobook

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

By Erving Goffman
Read by Graham Halstead

Random House Audio 9780385094023
9.51 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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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.

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Author Bio: Erving Goffman

Author Bio: Erving Goffman

Erving Goffman (1922–1982) was born in Manville, Alberta. He came to the United States in 1945, and in 1953 received his PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago. He was professor of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley until 1968, and thereafter was Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Goffman received both the MacIver Award and the In Medias Res Award. He was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 9.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English