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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It has sometimes been claimed, for example, that in Hindu India the procurement
of proper service specialists for ritually significant tasks is of crucial significance
in confirming one's own caste position.16 In such cases as these, the performer ...
his skills in the interests of one's show and not in the interests of praiseworthy but
irrelevant matters such as a balanced view, or the presentation of interesting
theoretical data to the specialist's professional audience.19 A note should be
The service specialist has been mentioned as one type of person who is not a
performer yet has access to back regions and destructive information. A second
type is the person who plays the role of "confidant." Confidants are persons to ...
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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