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Erving Goffman - Tom R. Burns

Hardcover Published: 7th November 1991
ISBN: 9780415064927
Number Of Pages: 396

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Decades after his death, the figure of Erving Goffman (1922-82) continues to fascinate. Perhaps the best-known sociologist of the second half of the twentieth century, Goffman was an unquestionably significant thinker whose reputation extended well beyond his parent discipline.
A host of concepts irrevocably linked to Goffman's name - such as 'presentation of self', 'total institutions', 'stigma', 'impression management' and 'passing' - are now staples in a wide range of academic discourses and are slipping into common usage. Goffman's writings uncover a previously unnoticed pattern in the minutiae of everyday interaction. Readers are often shocked when they recognize themselves in his shrewd analyses of errors and common predicaments.

This superb study, written by one of the most respected sociologists at work today, is an indispensible guide to the sociology of Erving Goffman. This book offers a compact guide to Goffman's key ideas and the debates they have engendered, and incorporates understandings generated by recent Goffman scholarship.

Preliminaries
Social Order - Interaction Order
Involvement, Interdependence and Alienation
Friends, Polite Fictions, and Enemies
Acting Out
`Normalisation'
`Abnormalisation'
`Grading and Discrimination'
Realms of Being
Through the Looking-Glass
Towards a Rhetoric of Talk
Talk and its Audiences
Loose Ends, and Some Connections
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ISBN: 9780415064927
ISBN-10: 0415064929
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 7th November 1991
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1

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