Goffman’s Presentation of Self Dramaturgical Analysis Is the world a stage? Impression management What do others expect of me? Front and back stage Change in behavior according to what stage we are in Waiters in restaurant, nice to you but then curse you out back in kitchen We figure out what people expect of us and try to act accordingly (world is a stage), always trying to control how we come off and how we present ourselves Internalized, how you act in class is not how you act with fam or
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