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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An illustration of this may be cited from a hospital study where the medical
nursing staff is shown to have a problem that the surgical nursing staff does not
have: The things which a nurse does for post-operative patients on the surgical
floor are ...
the research demands made upon the patients and the general feeling of
hopelessness about prognosis, the usual sharp line between doctor and patient
was blunted. Doctors respectfully consulted with their patients at length about
Audience tact is so general a thing that we may expect to find it exercised even
by individuals, famous for their misbehavior, who are patients in mental hospitals.
Thus one research group reports: At another time, the staff, without consulting the
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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