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Worlds of Talk - a book by Malone, Martin

Worlds of Talk

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Conversation

Worlds of Talk( )
Author: Malone, Martin
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Polity Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

This book is about how we present our selves in everyday talk and interaction. Selves and conversations are skilful accomplishments requiring trust, dependency, and co-ordination. They are produced by multiple partners co-operating in the production of social events. The self is a 'performed character' - a 'dramatic effect' in Goffman's terms - which results from shaping our behavior to create a desired impression. Talk is both the means and the product of such events. Selves live in...
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Detailed Subjects: Psychology / Interpersonal Relations
Self-Help / Self-Management / General
Language Arts & Disciplines / Communication Studies
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.928 x 8.931 x 0.585 Inches
Book Weight:1.5 Pounds

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