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 presence of the audience, it must be allowed that one can become so
habituated to one's front region activity (and front region character) that it may be
necessary to handle one's relaxation from it as a performance. One may feel
For one thing, such relaxation of front provides a basis for barter; the
superordinate receives a service or good of some kind, while the subordinate
receives an indulgent grant of intimacy. Thus, the reserve which upper-class
people in Britain ...
Extensive relaxation was therefore possible because there were always minutes
of grace to put the scene in order. Of course, with such a warning, knocking on
the door no longer served one of its main functions, and fellow crofters did not ...
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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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