Impression management and self-publication

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Self-presentation, self-representation, self-expression, self-publication, self-promotion, self-marketing, etc. are notions with distinct characteristics, stemming from different research traditions. Nonetheless they are often used interchangeably to describe our online presence and impression management. Although distinct, these concepts share a common theoretical basis, namely the "dramaturgical metaphor" proposed by Erving Goffman.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society
EditorsHwa Peng Ang, Robin Mansell
Place of PublicationOxford
ISBN (Print)978-1-118-29074-3
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2014

Bibliographical note

Hwa Peng Ang, Robin Mansell


  • Self-presentation
  • Self-publication
  • Impression management
  • self-expression
  • self-representation
  • social media
  • Erving Goffman

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