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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Mythology and our popular magazines, in fact, are full of romantic stories in which
the villain and the hero both make fraudulent claims that are discredited in the
last chapter, the villain proving not to have a high status, the hero proving not to ...
This will involve the over-communication of some facts and the under-
communication of others. Given the fragility and the required expressive
coherence of the reality that is dramatized by a performance, there are usually
facts which, ...
With meats, the true character of which could be more easily seen less leeway
was possible; in fact here the standards of the staff were stiffer than those of
mainland guests, since what smelt "high" to natives could smell "well hung" to
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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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