Look at Goffman’s two key concepts of the presentation of self and impression management on page 246.

Question 1: Politicians increasingly seem to use these techniques. How do they do it, and why do they feel they need to do so? Find examples to illustrate your answer.

Question 2: Imagine two people with very different careers. One is a teacher or civil servant, the other is a rock singer or actor. Now map out the stages of each career, such as the statuses, job titles, rewards, problems, opportunities etc. What differences did you find?