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 pre-established pattern of action which is unfolded during a performance
and which may be presented or played through on other occasions may be
called a "part" or "routine."16 These situational terms can easily be related to ...
facts, taken together, lead one to appreciate that items in the social front of a
particular routine are not only found in the social fronts of a whole range of
routines but also that the whole range of routines in which one item of sign-
equipment is ...
And just as it is convenient to play one's different routines before different
persons, so also is it convenient to separate the different audiences one has for
the same routine, since that is the only way in which each audience can feel that
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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