The Interaction Order: American Sociological Association, 1982 Presidential Address

  title={The Interaction Order: American Sociological Association, 1982 Presidential Address},
  author={Erving Goffman},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  • E. Goffman
  • Published 1 February 1983
  • Sociology
  • American Sociological Review
A presidential address faces one set of requirements, an article in a scholarly journal quite another. It turns out, then, that ASR's policy of publishing each year's ASA address provides the editor with an annual breather. Once a year the lead space can be allocated to a known name and the editor is quit of responsibility for standards that submissions rarely sustain: originality, logical development, readability, reasonable length. For in theory, a presidential address, whatever its character… Expand
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