American Ritual Dramas: Social Rules and Cultural Meanings

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In a landmark contribution to the sociological literature, Mary Jo Deegan examines the underlying social patterns that generate American rituals. The first book to employ dramaturgical theory to analyze popular rituals such as football games and the singles bar scene, American Ritual Dramas draws upon the pioneering work of Erving Goffman, Victor Turner, and T. R. Young to construct a critical framework for examining the social structure of everyday life and its relation to times of celebration or "fun." The result is a new ...

American Ritual Dramas: Social Rules and Cultural Meanings 1989, Greenwood Press

ISBN-13: 9780313263378

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