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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One grouping has to do with the way in which the performer treats the audience
while engaged in talk with them or in gestural interchanges that are a substitute
for talk. These standards are sometimes referred to as matters of politeness.
Staging talk, when called by other names such as gossip, "shop talk," etc., is a
well-worn notion. I have stressed it here because it helps point up the fact that
individuals with widely different social roles live in the same climate of
Barracks and jails apparently abound in double- talk. It is also commonly found in
situations where the subordinate has had long experience with the job whereas
the superordinate has not, as in the split which occurs in government offices ...
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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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