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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10 Harold Tazel, "Authority Structure in a Mental Hospital Ward" (unpublished
Master's thesis, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, 1953). action
point of view— we must not overlook the crucial 12 THE PRESENTATION OF
8 See the thorough treatment of this problem in Dan C. Lortie, "Doctors without
Patients: The Anesthesiologist, a New Medical Specialty" (unpublished Master's
thesis, Department of Sociology. University of Chicago. 1950). See also Mark ...
18 William H. Hale, The Career Development of the Negro Lawyer" (unpublished
Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, 1949), p. 72.
his skills in the interests of one's show and not DISCREPANT ROLES 157.
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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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