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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The others may then use what are considered to be the ungovernable aspects of
his expressive behavior as a check upon the validity of what is conveyed by the
governable aspects. In this a fiwdaTnftr|fa1 asymmetry is demonstrated in the ...
The others of course may sense that the individual is manipulating the
presumably spontaneous aspects of his behavior, and seek in ti1is very act of
manipulation some shading of conduct that the individual has not managed to
Throughout Western society there tends to be one informal or backstage
language of behavior, and another language of behavior for occasions when a
performance is being presented. The backstage language consists of reciprocal ...
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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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