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Beyond Goffman: Studies on Communication, Institution, and by Stephen Harold Riggins (ed.)

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Mental Symptoms and the Public Order', pp. 137-148 in his Interaction Ritual (1967); The Insanity of Place', pp. 335-390 in Relations in Public (1971) ana Asylums (1961). 4. The theme of ritual in face-to-face interaction recurs throughout the work from the first to the last published pieces. , On the Nature of Deference and Demeanor', first published in 1956 and reprinted by Goffman in his Interaction Ritual (1967). 5. Calling it 'egomimesis', Juliet Flower-MacCannell has traced the problematic of identification with 'unified society' from Lacan and Goffman to Durkheim back to Rousseau.

The descent of the ego 37 And democracy won't help. A pitchman president who is thought by some to be better than perfect, while others, basing their opinion on the same set of 'facts', revile him as the epitome of evil, is emblematic. ' There is absolutely nothing between these two extremes. We desire to continue to bind our political images to the rules of logical consistency which governed the unified conscience of scientists, Christians and primitives. But as a carrier of ideological signs, the image of the 'leader' can only exist between consciousnesses.

Mahapatra and Manisha Roy. The latter points out that the Bengali woman, unlike her American counterpart, believes that her nature changes as, in the course of life, she fills different roles and relates to different alters. Her mind and body, her roles and self-concepts are felt to change as one. The interpretation of such data, says Roy (David 1977:429), needs 'something in between Dumont (1970) and Bailey (1959)' though Ί admire them both on their own ground'. Srinivas (1987) and Apte (1977) develop a Goffman-like approach in dealing with caste.

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