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 stage presents things that are make-believe; presumably life presents things
that are real and sometimes not well rehearsed. More important, perhaps, on the
stage one player presents himself in the guise of a character to characters ...
While we are familiar with the stage arrangements in and around a dwelling
place, we tend to be less aware of other stage arrangements. In American
residential neighborhoods, boys of eight to fourteen and other profane persons
In developing the conceptual framework employed in this report, some language
of the stage was used. I spoke of performers and audiences; of routines and parts
; of performances coming off or falling flat; of cues, stage settings and backstage ...
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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