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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When we allow that the individual projects a definition of the situation when he
appears before others, we must also see that the others, however passive their
role may seem to be, will themselves effectively project a definition of the
He made a valiant effort to recover what he could from a bad situation by saying, "
I didn't recognize you, sir."2 In our Anglo-American society, it may be noted, "
Good Lord!", "My Godl", or their facial equivalents often serve as a performer's ...
When an individual appears before others, he knowingly and unwittingly projects
a definition of the situation, of which a conception of himself is an important part.
When an event occurs which is expressively incompatible with this fostered ...
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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