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The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
hen an individual enters the presence of oth ers, they commonly seek to acquire information about him or to bring into play information about him already possessed. They will be interested in hisExpand
Stigma; Notes On The Management Of Spoiled Identity
CONTENTS 1. Stigma and Social Identity Preliminary Conceptions The Own and the Wise Moral Career 2. Information Control and Personal Identity The Discredited and the Discreditable Social InformationExpand
Frame analysis: An essay on the organization of experience
Erving Goffman will influence the thinking and perceptions of generations to come. In Frame Analysis, the brilliant theorist writes about the ways in which people determine their answers to theExpand
Forms of Talk
Interaction Ritual: Essays on Face-To-Face Behavior
Not then, men and their moments. Rather, moment and their men, writes Erving Goffman in the introduction to his groundbreaking 1967 Interaction Ritual , a study of face-to-face interaction in naturalExpand
Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
"Asylums" is an analysis of life in 'total institutions' - closed worlds like prisons, army camps, boarding schools, nursing homes and mental hospitals. It focuses on the relationship between theExpand
Relations in Public: Microstudies of the Public Order
Until recently, to be in a "public place" meant to feel safe. That has changed, especially in cities. Urban dwellers sense the need to quickly react to gestural cues from persons in their immediateExpand
Behavior in Public Places
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