Predicaments: moral difficulty in everyday life
Building on Goffman's observations on the moral basis of social interaction, this book elaborates on the notion of a predicament. Stebbins discusses the particular moral concepts including: deception, selfishness, situational ignorance, conceit, and solitude. As a new scientific concept, the predicament helps correct the dearth of generic concepts available for the sociological study of morality in everyday life.
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Everyday Life Sociology
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accomplishments achievements activity actor Alvin Johnson Anselm L audience avoid behavior career chapter classroom comic relief conceit contemplative aloneness conversation cultural deceiver deception defined definition deviance discussion embarrassment emotion Erving Erving Goffman etiquette everyday moral concepts example expectations expression of self-esteem functions Gary Alan Fine Georg Simmel Goffman heedless aggression humorist humour identity ignorance of social important individual ingratiation instance interpersonal interpersonal relationships jazz jazz musicians loneliness maladjustive mesostructure modes modesty negotiation nettlesome encounters observation offended one's participant observer personal settings present pride problems pupils putting reference relationships relaxation aloneness respondents ressentiment role taking role-distance behaviour rules of etiquette self-concept self-seeker self-seeker's selfishness Simmel situational ignorance social interaction social knowledge social psychology social world sociologists solitude someone sort sporting put-on Stebbins Strauss suggests symbolic interactionism symbolic interactionists taking role distance talk teachers tion victim violation York