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The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

Narrated by: Graham Halstead
Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins

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A notable contribution to our understanding of ourselves. This audiobook 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 control 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.

©1956 Erving Goffman (P)2020 Random House Audio

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  • 14-02-2020

finally on audible!

the best book written about facebook and instagram. and it was published in 1959.

everyone should read this. along with "the souls of black folk" by du bois, this is one of the foundational (short) texts of american sociology that still holds relevance, insights and accessibility.