Erving Goffman and The Performed Self

Erving Goffman argued that we display a series of masks to others, enacting roles, controlling and staging how we appear and constantly trying to set ourselves in the best light. If this is true, do we have a true self or are we endlessly performing?

Narrated by Stephen Fry. Scripted by Nigel Warburton.

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