Interation Ritual

Author(s) : Erving Goffman

Interation Ritual

Book Details

  • Publisher : Aldine Transaction
  • Published : 2006
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 282
  • Category :
    Transactional Analysis
  • Catalogue No : 89566
  • ISBN 13 : 9780202307770
  • ISBN 10 : 0202307778
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"Not then, men and their moments. Rather, moments and their men," writes Erving Goffman in the introduction to his groundbreaking Interaction Ritual, a study of face-to-face interaction in natural settings, that class of events which occurs during co-presence and by virtue of co-presence. The ultimate behavioral materials are the glances, gestures, positionings, and verbal statements that people continuously feed into situations, whether intended or not. This is an interesting account of daily social interaction viewed with a new perspective for the logic of our behavior in ordinary circumstances.

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Erving Goffman (1922-1982) was one of the most influential sociologists of the twentieth century. He was Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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