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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In the course of many years' experience, I have never once seen any of them,
from the highest to the lowest, with a smile on his face or a look of sympathy for
the people whilst he was being carried officially through the streets.3 But, of
nurses when before patients,15 and the like. Of course, when the subordinates
are absent, open, violent criticism may and does occur. For example, in a recent
study of the teaching profession, it was found that teachers felt that if they are to ...
The MPs alighted and walked over to our jeep. "You've got a government vehicle
and a dame in it," the toughest of the soldiers snapped. "Let's see your trip ticket."
In the army, of course, nobody is supposed to drive a military vehicle without a ...
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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