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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Goffman uses public behaviour in this book as a means to define his concept of gatherings and to show their importance in contributing to the organisation of society and to how individuals are treated ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION 1 The Problem
3
INTERPRETATIONS
12
Introductory Definitions
13
UNFOCUSED INTERACTION 3 Involvement
33
Some Rules About the Allocation of Involvement
43
Some Rules About the Objects of Involvement
64
FOCUSED INTERACTION 6 Face Engagements
83
Acquaintanceship
112
Engagements Among the Unacquainted
124
ACCESSIBLE ENGAGEMENTS 9 Communication Boundaries
151
The Regulation of MutualInvolvement
166
Uncontained Participation
179
Improprieties
216
Conclusions
242
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