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Goffman's Dramaturgical Analysis

Goffman's Dramaturgical Analysis

Author: Paul Hannan

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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Terms to Know
Back Stage

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

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.

Front Stage

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

Presentation of Self (Erving Goffman)

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