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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Derisive collusion occurs most frequently, perhaps, between a performer and
himself. School children provide examples of this when they cross their fingers
while telling a lie or stick out their tongues when the teacher momentarily moves
to a ...
Perhaps an echo of this is also to be found in the nurse-doctor meetings
previously mentioned. It may be that these shifts from apartness to intimacy occur
at times of chronic strain. Or perhaps we can view 18 Alfred H. Stanton and
And the disciplined performer is someone with sufficient poise to move from
private places of informality to public ones of varying degrees of formality, without
allowing such changes to confuse him.7 Perhaps the focus of dramaturgical ...
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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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