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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I shall consider the way in which the individual in ordinary work situations
presents himself and his activity to others, the ways in which he guides and
controls the impression they form of him, and the kinds of things he may and may
not do ...
An illustration of this may be cited from a hospital study where the medical
nursing staff is shown to have a problem that the surgical nursing staff does not
have: The things which a nurse does for post-operative patients on the surgical
floor are ...
they are darting about doing some visible thing such as administering
hypodermics.2 Similarly, the proprietor of a service establishment may find it
difficult to dramatize what is actually being done for clients because the clients
cannot "see" the ...
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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