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 know that in service occupations practitioners who may otherwise be sincere
are sometimes forced to delude their customers because their customers ...
Doctors who are led into giving placebos, filling station attendants who
For example, the American filling station manager has numerous troubles in this
regard.11 If a repair is needed, customers often refuse to leave their automobile
overnight or all day, in trust of the establishment, as they would do had they taken
Thus the janitor, by virtue of the service he provides, learns what kind of liquor the
tenants drink, what kind of food they ... and how clean the tenants keep the
kitchen, bathroom, and other back regions.11 Similarly, the filling station
manager is ...
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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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