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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... startling fact that Stevens has a 3 J. Macgowan, Sidelights on Chinese Life (
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1908), p. 187. 4 Cf . Kenneth Burke's comments on the "
scene-act-agent ratio," A Grammar of Motives ( New York: Prentice-Hall, 1945),
It is a widely held notion that restrictions placed upon contact, the maintenance of
social distance, provide a way in which awe can be generated and sustained in
the audience—a way, as Kenneth Burke has said, in which the audience can be
The performer, too, may become confused, as Kenneth Burke suggests: We are
all, in our compartmentalized responses, like the man who is a tyrant in his office
and a weakling among his family, or like the musician who is assertive in his art ...
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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