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Goffman's Dramaturgical Analysis

Goffman's Dramaturgical Analysis

Author: Sadie Pendaz

This lesson will detail Goffman's dramaturgical analysis and explain the key idea of presentation of self including the concepts of front stage and back stage.

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  • Dramaturgical Analysis (Erving Goffman)

    The idea that people's day-to-day lives can be understood as resembling performers in action on a theater stage.

  • Presentation of Self (Erving Goffman)

    Phrase used to describe a person's efforts to create a specific impression in the minds of others.

  • Front Stage

    In dramaturgical analysis, this is where a performance takes place in front of an audience.

  • Back Stage

    In dramaturgical analysis, this is the social space where performers are present, but an audience is not.