Erving Goffman

Erving Goffman : Exploring the Interaction Order

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This book brings together a group of eminent scholars from sociology, linguistics and psychology who both expound social theorist Goffman's views and report research which develops his ideas further. Contributors include Adam Kendon, Randall Collins, Robin Williams, Emanuel Schegloff, Christian Heath, Stephen Levinson, Philip Strong and Anthony Giddens. Certain chapters discuss the main parameters of Goffman's interaction order, serving as a useful introduction to his approach. Others exemplify major ways in which future investigation of the interaction order may proceed. This book should become a standard source for undergraduates and post-graduates in linguistics, social psychology and sociology and for anyone interested in the development of modern social theory in general and also those studying symbolic interactionism, ethnomethodology and the development of modern social more

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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 140 x 220mm
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0745603920
  • 9780745603926

Table of contents

Erving Goffman's approach to the study of face-to-face interaction; theoretical continuity in the intellectual career of Erving Goffman; Erving Goffman and the vulnerability of social science; Goffman and the analysis of conversation; embarrassment and interactional organization - behaviour in the medical examination; putting linguistics on a proper footing - explorations in Goffman's concepts of participation; minor courtesies and macro structures; Erving Goffman as a systematic social more