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bookofjoe · 2020-01-20 · Original thread
"The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life" — Erving Goffman (1959). Timeless.
bookofjoe · 2018-12-12 · Original thread
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life — Erving Goffman (1956) You will recognize yourself and things you do, brought into high relief and as such revelatory.
coffeemug · 2018-09-27 · Original thread
There is a classic book by the sociologist Erving Goffman ( that covers this phenomenon. All the world's a stage.

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