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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A claim to have been at a particular place at a particular time, when this was not
the case, is an example. (Some 1 See, for example, "Tintair," Fortune, November
1951, p. 102. 2 See, for example, H. L. Mencken, The American Language (4th ...
"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, for
example, a man telling his wife that her feet are cold. It makes you feel that you ...
For example, during public self- criticism sessions they would often emphasize
the wrong words in the sentence, thus making the whole ritual ridiculous: "I am
sorry I called Comrade Wong a no-good son-of-a-bitch." Another favorite device
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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