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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It's embarrassing to hear noises in bed, so I turned my bed the other way round" ..
. "I like to read in bed and I'm light of hearing, so it disturbs me to hear them talk";
or a little inhibiting: "You sometimes hear them say rather private things, as, ...
Persons who are brought together by affinal ties are brought to a position from
which they can see behind each other's front; this is always embarrassing but it is
less embarrassing if the newcomers backstage have themselves been ...
When the performer is known to be a beginner, and more subject than otherwise
to embarrassing mistakes, the audience frequently shows extra consideration,
refraining from causing the difficulties it might otherwise create. Audiences are ...
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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