Dramaturgical Analysis of Social Interaction

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Dramaturgical analysis describes social behavior from the standpoint of the language of the theater: individuals are defined as actors and social interactions viewed as dramatic productions. It is pershaps the most comprehensive theory available today for the analysis of collective behaviors. Although individual perspectives of dramaturgical analysis are available, no single current text providing a summary and examples of generally accepted views exist. Dramaturgical Analysis of Social Interaction fulfills this role, providing an outstanding review of this approach--making it crucial reading to researchers of collective behavior and students of group dynamics.

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The Dramaturgical Perspective
Types and Divisions of Drama
Presentation of Self

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About the author (1988)

A. PAUL HARE is Professor of Sociology at Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

HERBERT H. BLUMBERG is Principal Lecturer at the University of London, Goldsmith's College.

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