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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The novelist means us to see that Preedy is improperly concerned with the
extensive impressions he feels his sheer bodily action is giving off to those
around him. We can malign Preedy further by assuming that he has acted merely
in order to ...
which is the more real, the fostered impression or the one the performer attempts
to prevent the audience from receiving. The crucial sociological consideration, for
this report at least, is merely that impressions fostered in everyday ...
In short, since a con merchant must swindle his clients under those
circumstances where clients appreciate that a confidence game could be
employed, the con man must carefully forestall the immediate impression that he
might be what in ...
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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