ERIC Number: ED131514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Drama in Life: The Uses of Communication in Society.
Combs, James E.; Mansfield, Michael W.
Bringing together 35 of the most notable contributions of authors such as Kenneth Burke, Erving Goffman, and Eric Berne, this book provides an introduction to the dramaturgical perspective of social actions. Selections stem from the conception that many "real-life" actions and events can most adequately be understood in terms of drama. Included are discussions concerned with social theory, social interactions, roles, social psychology, social movements, ritual and ceremony, leadership, mass communications, and journalism research, as well as applied fields such as advertising and political-campaign management. (Author/KS)
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Communication (Thought Transfer), Drama, Group Dynamics, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Literature Reviews, Personality Theories, Role Playing, Social Behavior, Social Exchange Theory
Hastings House, Publishers, Inc., 10 East 40th Street, New York, New York 10016 ($18.50 cloth, $10.50 paper)
Publication Type: Books
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