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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We find that preventive practices are constantly employed to avoid these
embarrassments and that corrective practices are constantly employed to
compensate for discrediting occurrences that have not been successfully avoided
. When the ...
Often, of course, the director will not so much have to smother improper affect as
he will have to stimulate a show of proper affective involvement; "sparking the
show" is the phrase sometimes employed for this task in Rotarian circles.
This phrase tells the wrapper not to stretch the shoes, but to wrap them up as they
are and hold them under the counter for a short while.8 Staging cues are, of
course, employed between performers and a shill or confederate in the audience,
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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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