ERIC Number: ED174177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Opportunities, Traps and Sanctuaries: A Frame Analysis of Learned Societies. ASHE Annual Meeting 1979 Paper.
Bloland, Harland G.
An analysis and comparison of two frames, "conventioneering" and "game," as experienced by convention goers is presented to provide a partial explanation of convention behavior and stress response. Many of the concepts discussed come directly from books by Erving Goffman. Frames are principles of organization that govern events, at least social ones, and our subjective involvement in them. Frames are subject to reworking, a shifting of one frame to another, in two ways, "keying" and "fabrication." A description is presented of the untransformed conventioneering frame which gives to the conventioners what is most often considered by them to be an authentic and appropriate reality. The game frame is discussed with reference to transformation through keying. Several kinds of focused convention situations are analyzed to demonstrate the differences between keying to a game frame or to a conventioneering frame. Problematic frame transformations, self and the two frames, and frames and historical explanations of dramaturgy are discussed. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting 1979
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Washington, D.C., April 1979)