Predicaments: moral difficulty in everyday life

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University Press of America, Nov 1, 1993 - Family & Relationships - 152 pages
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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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\Robert A. Stebbins is Professor of Sociology at the University of Calgary.

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