Category Archives: Goffman

Goffman and facework in Friends

In the video clip we see Goffman’s theory of ‘face’ and ‘facework’. In the video clip, Joey helps Monica build a tough image for herself so that she can perform her job as head chef well. Goffman would refer this form of facework as a ‘contest’

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Goffman and facework in Friends

In the video clip we see Goffman’s theory of ‘face’ and ‘facework’. In the video clip, Joey helps Monica build a tough image for herself so that she can perform her job as head chef well. Goffman would refer this form of facework as a ‘contest’

Aggressive ‘facework’ and calling out

Erving Goffman defines ‘facework’ to be the way in which individuals express themselves and maintain their personal image. When individuals interact, a certain line is taken to make sure the other individual knows what the situation is and how they are being evaluated.

Aggressive ‘facework’ and calling out

Erving Goffman defines ‘facework’ to be the way in which individuals express themselves and maintain their personal image. When individuals interact, a certain line is taken to make sure the other individual knows what the situation is and how they are being evaluated.