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Frame Analysis
An Essay on the Organization of Experience
Erving Goffman; Bennett Berger, fwd.

1986 • 600 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4"
Sociology / Anthropology

$35.00 Paperback, 978-0-930350-91-8

Frame Analysis is a rich, full, exceedingly complex book based on familiar data: clippings, cartoons, novels, vignettes from the cinema and legitimate stage. The argument rests on distinctions, on the one hand, between what is taken to be real from the perspective of the observer in any situation and actual occurrence and, on the other, between fabrication, internal and sometimes collusive misinterpretation of a situation by one person for another, and simple errors in framing and self-induced alterations.”—American Journal of Sociology

Erving Goffman will influence the thinking and perceptions of generations to come. In Frame Analysis, the brilliant theorist writes about the ways in which people determine their answers to the questions “What is going on here?” and “Under what circumstances do we think things are real?”