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 ...

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

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

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Presentation of Self in Everyday Life 1969, Allen Lane, London: Allen Lane, 1969

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

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