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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Charlatan professional activity of one decade sometimes becomes an acceptable
kgrtimate occupation in the next.10 We find that activities which are thought to be
legitimate by some audiences in our society are thought to be rackets by ...
doubt on the many areas of activity in which he may have nothing to conceal.
Similarly, if the individual has only one thing to conceal during a performance,
and even if the likelihood of disclosure occurs only at a particular turn or phase iii
In general, those who participate in the activity that occurs in a social
establishment become members of a team when they co-operate together to
present their activity in a particular light. However, in taking on the role of a
performer, the ...
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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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