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Face´work`


n.1.The material of the outside or front side, as of a wall or building; facing.
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In Chinese society, face or facework in front of others is important in social interactions, especially for expanding or enhancing human networks.
The professional demeanor of the doctor, the calm cheerfulness of the flight crew, the authoritative voice of the TV news anchor--these forms of institutional facework attempt to project a sense of certainty and authority under conditions of reflexivity and rapid social change (Giddens, 1990).
Dalsgaard, S 2008, 'Facework on Facebook: the presentation of self in virtual life and its role in the US elections', Anthropology today, vol.
Facework on Facebook: the online publicness of juvenile delinquents and youths-at-risk.
Jensen OB (2006) 'Facework', flow and the city: Simmel, Goffman, and mobility in the contemporary city.
Facework competence in intercultural conflict: An updated face-negotiation theory.
Further, Scott suggests a third category of Goffman's "collective facework" using an example from an ethnographic study.
Goffman was ingenious at generating concepts to serve his analyses (producing many famous ones, such as "total institution," "spoiled identity," "facework," etc.), often rehabilitating native terms to serve as analytic terms (Scheff 2006; Handler 2012).