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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action point of view— we must not overlook the crucial fact that any projected
definition of the situation also has a distinctive moral character. It is this moral
character of projections that will chiefly concern us in this report. Society is
In addition to the fact that precautions are taken to prevent disruption of projected
definitions, we may also note that an intense interest in these disruptions comes
to play a significant role in the social life of the group. Practical jokes and social ...
The crucial point is not that the fleeting definition of the situation caused by an
unmeant gesture is itself so blameworthy but rather merely that it is different from
the definition officially projected. This difference forces an acutely embarrassing ...
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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