Have you ever pretended that you couldn't hear a private cellphone conversation? Or tried to look alert in class but yawned by accident? This is the kind of stuff sociologist Erving Goffman studied and wrote about. Erving Goffman and You explores the main tenets of Erving Goffman's writings on face-to-face interaction using six different modern day anecdotes.

 

Opening Sequence

Michelle's Story

Sam's Story

Brendan's Story

Chris' Story

Elisabet's Story

Julie's Story