Works by Manning, Phil (exact spelling)

  1. Drama as Life: The Significance of Goffman's Changing Use of the Theatrical Metaphor.Phil Manning - 1991 - Sociological Theory 9 (1):70-86.
    Goffman makes considerable use of the metaphor of social life as theater. This metaphor has a significant impact on his thought in three areas: 1) it is central to his changing views about cynicism and trust in everyday life; 2) metaphor in general is a method of sociological inquiry; and 3) metaphor suggests a "limit" that his later work attempts to transcend.
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  2. Resemblances.Phil Manning - 1989 - History of the Human Sciences 2 (2):207-233.
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    Goffman's Revisions.Phil Manning - 1989 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 19 (3):341-343.
    Erving Goffman's reputation as a cynic stems from his text, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, which portrays the self as a manipulative confidence trickster. However, matters are more complicated than they first appear. There are two versions of the text, one published in 1956, the other in 1959, and Goffman's revisions to the latter quietly challenge the cynicism of the former. Focussing on these revisions makes the text look rather different. Goffman has two voices in The Presentation of (...)
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