Interaction Ritual: Essays on Face-To-Face Behavior

@inproceedings{Goffman1967InteractionRE,
  title={Interaction Ritual: Essays on Face-To-Face Behavior},
  author={Erving Goffman},
  year={1967}
}
Not then, men and their moments. Rather, moment and their men, writes Erving Goffman in the introduction to his groundbreaking 1967 Interaction Ritual , a study of face-to-face interaction in natural settings, that class of events which occurs during co-presence and by virtue of co-presence. The ultimate behavioural materials are the glances, gestures, positionings, and verbal statements that people continuously feed into situations, whether intended or not. A sociology of occasions is here… 
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