Erving Goffman: Exploring the Interaction Order
- Publish Date: 2000-08-14
- Binding: Paperback
This book brings together a group of eminent scholars from sociology, linguistics and psychology who both expound social theorist Goffman's views and report research which develops his ideas further. Contributors include Adam Kendon, Randall Collins, Robin Williams, Emanuel Schegloff, Christian Heath, Stephen Levinson, Philip Strong and Anthony Giddens. Certain chapters discuss the main parameters of Goffman's interaction order, serving as a useful introduction to his approach. Others exemplify major ways in which future investigation of the interaction order may proceed. This book should become a standard source for undergraduates and post-graduates in linguistics, social psychology and sociology and for anyone interested in the development of modern social theory in general and also those studying symbolic interactionism, ethnomethodology and the development of modern social theory.