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Interaction Ritual: Essays in Face to Face Behavior

Interaction Ritual: Essays in Face to Face Behavior
Author: Erving Goffman
ISBN 13: 9780202307770
ISBN 10: 202307778
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Aldine Transaction
Publication Date: 2005-06-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 280
List Price: $35.95

"Not then, men and their moments. Rather, moments and their men," writes Erving Goffman in the introduction to his groundbreaking 1967 Interaction Ritual, a study of face-to-face interaction in natural settings, that class of events which occurs during co-presence and by virtue of co-presence. The ultimate behavioral materials are the glances, gestures, positionings, and verbal statements that people continuously feed into situations, whether intended or not. This is an interesting account of daily social interaction viewed with a new perspective for the logic of our behavior in ordinary circumstances.