In a brilliant series of books about social behavior, including The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, Asylums, and Stigma, Erving Goffman has exposed all that is at stake when people meet face to face. Goffman's work, once of the great intellectual achievements of our time, is an endlessly fascinating commentary on how we enact ourselves by our responses to and our readings of other people. From the exemplary opening essay of Interaction Ritual , -On Face-Work, - --a full account of the extraordinary repertoire ...

Interaction Ritual 1982, Pantheon Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780394706313

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