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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front" to refer to the other items of expressive equipment, the items that we most
intimately identify with the performer himself and that we naturally expect will
follow the performer wherever he goes. As part of personal front we may include:
Given a particular performance as a point of reference, it will sometimes be
convenient to use the term "front region" to refer to the place where the
performance is given. The fixed sign-equipment in such a place has already
been referred to as ...
Thus doctors in the absence of a patient may refer to him as "the cardiac" or "the
strep"; barbers privately refer to their customers as "heads of hair." So, too, the
audience may be referred to in their absence by a collective term combining ...
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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