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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Each participant is allowed to establish the tentative official ruling regarding
matters which are vital to him but not immediately important to others, e.g., the
rationalizations and justifications by which he accounts for his past activity. In
not it went "smoothly," "effectively," and "without a hitch," and whether or not all
possible disruptive contingencies were prepared for in advance. In many
performances two important functions must be fulfilled, and if the team has a
director he ...
It may be noted that the part of personal front I have called "manner" will be
important in regard to politeness and that the part called "appearance" will be
important in regard to decorum. It may also be noted that while decorous
behavior may ...
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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