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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"tact." Together, defensive and protective practices comprise the techniques
employed to safeguard the impression fostered by an individual during his
presence before others. It should be added that while we may be ready to see
that no ...
Harry Stack Sullivan has suggested that the tact of institutionalized performers
can operate in the other direction, resulting in a kind of noblesse-oblige sanity.
when inferiors extend their most lavish reception for visiting superiors, l8 THE ...
Tact Regarding Tact It has been argued that the audience contributes in a
significant way to the maintenance of a show by exercising tact or protective
practices on behalf of the performers. It is apparent that if the audience is to
employ tact on ...
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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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