He also refers to settings that follow people like royalty around]. 'setting' [refers] to the scenic parts of expressive equipment...'personal front' [refers] to the other items of expressive equipment, the items that we most intimately identify with the performer ...
In thinking about the scenic aspects of front, we tend to think of the living room in a particular house...
[But, Goffman says, we should also remember hired settings such as gentlemen's clubs, or professional settings such as the hospitals doctors work in.
In real life, the three parties are compressed into two; the part one individual plays is tailored to the parts played by the others present, and yet these others also constitute the audience.
Still other inadequacies in this model will be considered later.
For illustrations of this we need not appeal to sadly enlightened showmen such as Marcus Aurelius or Hsun Tzu.
We know that in service occupations practitioners who may otherwise be sincere are sometimes forced to delude their customers because their customers show such a heartfelt demand for it.
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life Preface I mean this report to serve as a sort of handbook detailing one sociological perspective from which social life can be studied, especially the kind of social life that is organised within the physical confines of a building or plant.
A set of features will be described which together form a framework that can be applied to any concrete social establishment, be it domestic, industrial, or commercial.
It is not assumed, of course, that all cynical performers are interested in deluding their audiences for purposes of what is called 'self-interest' or private gain.
A cynical individual may delude his audience for what he considers to be their own good, or for the good of the community, etc.