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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Individuals may be bound together formally or informally into an action group in
order to further like or collective ends by any means available to them. In so far as
they co-operate in mamtaining a given impression, using this device as a means
"Certainly, I am surprised, but I am by no means very surprised." "Not very
surprised?" asked the inspector, setting the candle in the middle of the table and
then grouping the other things around it. "Perhaps you misunderstand me," K.
Further, if one individual attempts to direct the activity of others by means of
example, enlightenment, persuasion, exchange, manipulation, authority, threat,
punishment, or coercion, it will be necessary, regardless of his power position, ...
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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