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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Of course, in the matter of keeping social distance, the audience itself will often
co-operate by acting in a respectful fashion, in awed regard for the sacred
integrity imputed to the performer. As Simmel suggests: To act upon the second
of these ...
... and each joins with his teammates in maintaining the appropriate mixture of
formality and informality, of distance and ... by the audience but will not openly
threaten either the integrity of the two teams or the social distance between them.
In many kinds of social interaction, unofficial communication provides a way in
which one team can extend a definite but non-compromising invitation to the
other, requesting that social distance and formality be increased or decreased, or
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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