Predicaments: Moral Difficulty in Everyday Life

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Overview

Building on Goffman's observations on the moral basis of social interaction, this book elaborates on the notion of a predicament. Stebbins discusses the particular moral concepts including: deception, selfishness, situational ignorance, conceit, and solitude. As a new scientific concept, the predicament helps correct the dearth of generic concepts available for the sociological study of morality in everyday life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819192134
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 9/24/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert A. Stebbins is Professor of Sociology at the University of Calgary.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Ch. 1 The Predicament 1
Ch. 2 Everyday Life Sociology 15
Ch. 3 The Put-On 35
Ch. 4 Selfishness 49
Ch. 5 Situational Ignorance 63
Ch. 6 Modesty, Pride, and Conceit 79
Ch. 7 Role Distance 99
Ch. 8 Humour 111
Ch. 9 Aloneness 125
Ch. 10 Conclusion 143
Index 145
About the Author 153
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