“Life is a performance!” Have you ever heard that phrase? Well it’s super dramaturgical! Today we explore the work of Erving Goffman, a micro-sociologists who pioneered the notion that we have front stage and back stage performances (aka dramaturgy). Join us as we discuss what a performance is, the many roles we play, and what happens when your performance is perceived as fraudulent.
dramaturgy, goffman, micro sociology
- Erving Goffman biography
- “The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life” by Erving Goffman
- Cool video intro into Goffman and Dramaturgy from BBC
Other books by Goffman