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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An impression of legitimacy is thus created.25 I have suggested that a performer
tends to conceal or underplay those activities, facts, and motives which are
incompatible with an idealized version of himself and his products. In addition, a
Erving Goffman. she is "dressed," does not present herself to observation; she is,
like the picture or the statue, or the actor on the stage, an agent through whom is
suggested someone not there that is, the character she- represents, but is not.
It was also suggested that certain purposes can sometimes be served, apparently
, when barriers between teams are lowered, and that to achieve these purposes
su- perordinate teams may temporarily join with the lower ranks. It must be ...
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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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