The Contemporary Goffman

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-12-10
  • Publisher: Routledge
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The sociology of Erving Goffman has inspired generations of sociologists throughout the world. Students and scholars alike have in Goffman#xE2;#xAC;"s unsurpassable and generous ability to capture the world of everyday life discovered an emporium of useful, incisive and quite often humorous analyses, concepts and ideas. The Contemporary Goffmanhighlights the continued relevance of Goffman to sociology and related disciplines #xE2;#xAC;#x1C; to theoretical discussions as well as to substantive empirical research #xE2;#xAC;#x1C; through contributions dealing with a variety of topics and themes. Some contributions concentrate on locating or reinterpreting Goffman#xE2;#xAC;"s work as a special kind of sociology (as is found in his literary sensibilities or his fieldwork strategies). Others focus on overlooked aspects and neglected potentials of his sociology (by applying his perspective to studies of gender, emotions and violence), while others still relate his concepts and ideas to substantive research areas (such as the media, mobile telephones, hospitals, surveillance technologies and tourism).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introduction: Goffman Through the Looking Glass: From 'Classical' to Contemporary Goffmanp. 1
Dissecting Goffman
Goffman's Greeningsp. 51
Labelling Goffman: The Presentation and Appropriation of Erving Goffman in Academic Lifep. 64
Continuities in Goffman: The Interaction Orderp. 98
Goffman's Textuality: Literary Sensibilities and Sociological Rhetoricsp. 119
Goffman, Still: Spoiled Identities and Sociological Ironyp. 147
Reframing Goffman
Reconsidering Gender Advertisements: Performativity, Framing and Displayp. 165
A New Goffman: Robert W. Fuller's Politics of Dignityp. 185
Recognition as Ritualised Reciprocation: The Interaction Order as a Realm of Recognitionp. 199
The Protean Goffman: Erving Goffman and the New Individualismp. 232
Extending Goffman
The 21st-Century Interaction Orderp. 257
The 'Unboothed' Phone: Goffman and the Use of Mobile Communicationp. 275
The Question of Calculation: Erving Goffman and the Pervasive Planning of Communicationp. 293
Goffman and the Tourist Gaze: A Performative Perspective on Tourism Mobilitiesp. 313
Erving Goffman and Everyday Life Mobilityp. 333
Close Strangers: Patient-Patient Interaction Rituals in Acute Care Hospitalsp. 352
Contributorsp. 373
Indexp. 377
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