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 is sometimes convenient to divide the stimuli which make up personal front into
"appearance" and "manner," according to the function performed by the
information that these stimuli convey. "Appearance" may be taken to refer to
those stimuli ...
It is to be noted, then, that during the performance we may expect to find
correlation among function, information available, and regions of access, so that,
for example, if we knew the regions into which an individual had access we
would know ...
While the two functions that others can perform for us are usually segregated (this
report being largely devoted to the reasons why this separation of function is
necessary), there are no doubt times when both functions are performed almost ...
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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