Reconstructing the Self: A Goffmanian Perspective

  title={Reconstructing the Self: A Goffmanian Perspective},
  author={Simon Susen},
  • S. Susen
  • Published 22 November 2016
  • Sociology
Abstract Purpose In his influential study The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (1971 [1959]), Erving Goffman provides an insightful account of the formation of social selves. Goffman’s work has been extensively discussed in the sociological literature. Yet, the presuppositional underpinnings, let alone the socio-ontological implications, of his conception of personhood have not been rigorously scrutinized. Methodology/approach The main reason for the lack of methodical engagement… Expand
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