BookLovers of Bath

Beautiful books for beautiful people...

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life - Erving Goffman

Penguin, 1972, Paperback ..
Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Heavy reading creases to the spine. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the covers and spine. Previous owners' inscription to the reverse of the upper wrapper. Pages heavily tanned.

A Later Printing. From the cover: “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. Goffman takes us ‘backstage’ too, into the regions where people both prepare their images and relax from them; and he demonstrates in painful detail what can happen when a performance falls flat. ”
Size: A Format (7" x 4½")
Series: Pelican Books
Number of Pages: 251 [2]
ISBN: 0140213503

£3.50 (Now Sold)