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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He received his B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1945 and then studied at
the University of Chicago, receiving his M.A. in 1949 and his Ph.D. in 1953. For a
year he resided on one of the smaller of the Shetland Isles while he gathered ...
I want, too, to thank Elizabeth Bott, James Littlejohn, and Edward Ban- field, who
helped me at the beginning of the study, and fellow students of occupations at the
University of Chicago who helped me later. Without the collaboration of my wife ...
2 David Solomon, "Career Contingencies of Chicago Physicians" (unpublished
Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, 1952), p. 74.
front" to refer to the other items of expressive equipment, PERFORMANCES 23.
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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