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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In other words, a team must be able to keep its secrets and have its secrets kept.
Before proceeding it will be convenient to add some suggestions about types of
secrets, because disclosure of different types of secrets can threaten a ...
Dark secrets were considered in Chapter One in the section on
misrepresentation. Secondly, there are what might be called "strategic" secrets.
These pertain to intentions and capacities of a team which it conceals from its
audience in order to ...
only shift their secret delight to another matter. Of course, secrets that are
strategic and/or dark serve extremely well as inside secrets and we find, in fact,
that the strategic and dark character of secrets is often exaggerated for this
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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