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This work provides a crystallization and particularization of a school of sociological thinking variously called "creative sociology," "existential sociology," "phenomenological sociology," "conflict theory," and "dramaturgical analysis." The result is a methodological synthesis of the "dual" visions of Erving Goffman and Harold Garfinkel. This book equips the reader with a framework for providing adequate descriptions of those face-to-face encounters that make up everyday life. This edition includes essays not found in the first edition, as well as a new introduction that locates it in the spectrum of contemporary theorizing.
Chapter 1 Foreword by Rom Harre Chapter 2 Preface Part 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Toward a Sociology of the Absurd Part 5 Scene Chapter 6 Territoriality Chapter 7 Time Tracks Chapter 8 Adventures Part 9 Agent Chapter 10 Freud, Mead, Goffman Chapter 11 Stage Fright and the Problem of Identity Chapter 12 Coolness in Everyday Life Chapter 13 Paranoia, Homosexuality, and Game Theory Part 14 Agency Chapter 15 Accounts Chapter 16 Accounts, Deviance, and Social Order Part 17 Purpose Chapter 18 Game Frameworks Part 19 Extroduction Chapter 20 A Sociology of the Absurd Revisited Part 21 Appendices Chapter 22 Appendix I: The Marquis de Sade and the Quest for the Nonabsurd Chapter 23 Appendix II: Power, Pluralism, and Order Chapter 24 Notes Chapter 25 Index
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