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Interaction Ritual - Essays on Face-to-Face Behavior

Interaction Ritual - Essays on Face-to-Face Behavior
Author: Erving Goffman
ISBN 13: 9780394706313
ISBN 10: 394706315
Edition: 1st Pantheon Books ed
Publisher: Pantheon
Publication Date: 1982-01-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
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"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.