The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
Doubleday, 1959 - 255 páginas
A notable contribution to our understanding of ourselves, explores the realm of human behavior in social situations and the way that we appear to others. Dr. Goffman uses the metaphor of theatrical performance as framework Each person in everyday social intercourse presents himself and his activity to others , attempts to guide and control the impressions they form of him and employs certain techniques in order to sustain his performance, just as an actor presents a character to an audience. The discussions of these social techniques offered here are based upon detailed research and observation of social customs in many regions.
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Reality and Contrivance In our own Anglo-American culture there seems to be
two common-sense models according to which we formulate our conceptions of
behavior: the real, sincere, or honest performance; and the false one that
This staging device, possible with two examining rooms, is increasingly popular
among American dentists and doctors. When audience segregation fails and an
outsider happens upon a performance that was not meant for him, difficult ...
Thus musicians will call customers squares; native American office girls may
secretly refer to their foreign colleagues as "G. R.'s";5 American soldiers may
secretly refer to English soldiers with whom they work as "Limeys";6 pitchmen in ...
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LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - bokai - LibraryThing
The thesis of this little book came close to "No shit, Sherlock" territory for me. We perform our roles in life to convince the people around us that we are who we say we are. What makes the book ... Ler resenha completa
LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - jorgearanda - LibraryThing
A generally engaging and broad exploration of the ways in which we attempt to define the situations we live in by how we present ourselves and by how we treat others' presentations of themselves to us. Ler resenha completa
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