Interaction ritual;: Essays on face-to-face behavior

 
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In a brilliant series of books about social behavior, including The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, Asylums, and Stigma, Erving Goffman has exposed all that is at stake when people meet face to face. Goffman’s work, once of the great intellectual achievements of our time, is an endlessly fascinating commentary on how we enact ourselves by our responses to and our readings of other people.
 
From the exemplary opening essay of Interaction Ritual, “On Face-Work,” —a full account of the extraordinary repertoire of maneuvers we employ in social encounters in order to “save face”—to the final, and classic, essay “Where the Action Is,”—an examination of people in risky occupations and situations: gamblers, criminals, coal miners, stock speculators—Goffman astounds us with the unexpected richness and complexity of brief encounters between people. For Goffman, as for Freud, the extreme cases are of interest because of the light they shed on the normal: The study of the trapeze artist is worthwhile because each of us is on the wire from time to time.

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In a brilliant series of books about social behavior, including The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, Asylums, and Stigma, Erving Goffman has exposed all that is at stake when people meet face to face. Goffman's work, one of the great intellectual achievements of our time, is an endlessly fascination commentary on how we enact ourselves by our responses to and our readings of other people.

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ERVING GOFFMAN is the author of, among other works, Interaction Ritual, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, Asylums, and Stigma. He is Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Goffman, Erving, 1922-1982
Published by Chicago, Aldine Publishing Company, 1974 (1974)
ISBN 10: 0202300706 ISBN 13: 9780202300702
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Book Description Chicago, Aldine Publishing Company, 1974, 1974. , second printing, 270pp., good orange cloth but foredge soiled, solid copy with sewn binding, previous owner's blindstamp on endpaper and title page. Cover design by George Giusti CONTENTS: Introduction - On face-work - The nature of deference and demeanor - Embarrassment and social organization - Alienation from interaction - Mental symptoms and public order - Where the action is. ISBN 0202300706. Seller Inventory # 44185

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