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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Further, modifications of one's personal front that are considered
misrepresentative one year may be considered merely decorative a few years
later, and this dissensus may be found at any one time between one subgroup in
our society and ...
Performers may be sincere —or be insincere but sincerely convinced of their own
sincerity- but this kind of affection for one's part is not necessary for its convincing
performance. There are not many French cooks who are really Russian spies, ...
It has sometimes been claimed, for example, that in Hindu India the procurement
of proper service specialists for ritually significant tasks is of crucial significance
in confirming one's own caste position.16 In such cases as these, the performer ...
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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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