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Elizabeth Montemurro - associate professor of sociology, Penn State Abington

Book Title: The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

Author: Erving Goffman

Book Description:

This is one of the first books I read as a graduate student in sociology. I found Goffman's perspective on micro-social interaction fascinating and have re-read the book nearly every year. Goffman reminds me how it is critical to look closely at social behavior and that every action, however trivial, is socially informed.

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