Behavior in Public Places

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 30, 2008 - Social Science - 248 pages
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Erving Goffman effectively extends his argument in favor of a diagnosis of deviant behavior which takes account of the whole social situation.
 

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This predates Google Plus's "Circles" by years. The public and private spheres are intersecting. So, how to behave in public spaces? Behave well. Rules to live by. Read full review

Contents

The Problem
3
Introductory Definitions
13
UNFOCUSED INTERACTION
31
Involvement
33
Some Rules About the Allocation of Involvement
43
Some Rules About the Objects of Involvement
64
FOCUSED INTERACTION
81
Face Engagements
83
Acquaintanceship
112
Engagements Among the Unacquainted
124
ACCESSIBLE ENGAGEMENTS 9 Communication Boundaries
151
The Regulation of MutualInvolvement
166
Uncontained Participation
179
The Structure and Function of Situational
193
The Symptomatic Significance of Situational
216
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About the author (2008)

Erving Goffman was Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania until his death in 1982. He is recognized as one of the world's foremost social theorists and much of his work still remains in print. Among his classic books are The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, Interaction Ritual, Stigma, Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity, and Frame Analysis.

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