Life as Theater: A Dramaturgical Sourcebook

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Charles Edgley
Routledge, Sep 4, 2017 - Psychology - 481 pages
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Life as Theater is about understanding people and how the dramaturgical way of thinking helps or hinders such understanding. A volume that has deservedly attained the status of a landmark work, this was the first book to explore systematically the material and subject matter of social psychology from the dramaturgical viewpoint. It has been widely used and quoted, and has sparked ferment and debate in fields as diverse as sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science, speech communication, and formal theater studies.Life as Theater is organized around five substantive issues in social psychology: Social Relationships as Drama; The Dramaturgical Self; Motivation and Drama; Organizational Dramas; and Political Dramas. This classic text was revised and updated for a second edition in 1990, and includes approximately 66 percent new materials, all featuring individual introductions that provide the dramaturgical perspective and reflect the most learned thinking and work being done within this point of view. This book's sophistication will appeal to the scholar, and its clarity and conciseness to the student. Like its predecessor, it is designed to serve as a primary text or supplementary reader in classes. This new paperback edition includes an introduction by Robert A. Stebbins that explains why, even fifteen years after its publication,Life as Theater remains the best single sourcebook on the dramaturgic perspective as applied in the social sciences.
 

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Contents

Aldine Transaction Introduction
PART I
PART II
Concept and Method in the Study of Human
Some Notes on the Dramaturgic
Process versus Conformity Ralph
Role Distance Erving Goffman
The Self as a Locus of Linguistic Causality Ernest
PART V
A Dramaturgical Analysis of
Expressive Tactics in Mediation
PART VI
Environmental Dramaturgy
The Presidency and Impression Management Peter
An Exercise
Political Life

A Slightly Revised Version
Turndorf
An Analysis of Prisoners Responses
PART III
Situated Actions and Vocabularies of Motive C
Burke
The Never Ending Show Nicholas Evreinoff
Appearances and Reality Gustav Ichheiser
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