- List of Contributors
- Introduction: Sociology, Social Theory, and Organization Studies, Continuing Entanglements
- Michel Foucault and the Administering of Lives
- Bourdieu and Organizational Theory: A Ghostly Apparition?
- The Making of a Paradigm: Exploring the Potential of the Economy of Convention and Pragmatic Sociology of Critique
- Bruno Latour: An Accidental Organization Theorist
- A Theory of ‘Agencing’: On Michel Callon’s Contribution to Organizational Knowledge and Practice
- Niklas Luhmann as Organization Theorist
- Jürgen Habermas and Organization Studies: Contributions and Future Prospects
- Bhaskar and Critical Realism
- The Comparative Analysis of Capitalism and the Study of Organizations
- C. Wright Mills and the Theorists of Power
- Organizational Analysis: Goffman and Dramaturgy
- Garfinkel and Ethnomethodology
- Rational Choice Theory and the Analysis of Organizations
- Clifford Geertz and the Interpretation of Organizations
- Risk, Social Theories, and Organizations
- Arlie Russell Hochschild: Spacious Sociologies of Emotion
- Discourse and Communication
- The Second Time Farce: Business School Ethicists and the Emergence of Bastard Rawlsianism
- Hayek and Organization Studies
- Social Movement Theory and Organization Studies
- What’s New in the ‘<i>New</i>, New Economic Sociology’ and Should Organization Studies Care?
- Critical Theory and Organization Studies
- British Industrial Sociology and Organization Studies: A Distinctive Contribution
- Anthony Giddens and Structuration Theory
- Engendering the Organizational: Feminist Theorizing and Organization Studies
- Organization Studies and the Subjects of Imperialism
- Space and Organization Studies
- Organization Studies, Sociology, and the Quest for a Public Organization Theory
- What Makes Organization? Organizational Theory as a ‘Practical Science’
Abstract and Keywords
Goffman is a master of metaphor, and draws on the dramaturgical perspective. Goffman’s own perspective and antecedents provide some clues to his protean organizational analysis. Unfortunately, the rich promise of Goffman’s dramaturgy for organizational analysis has not yet been realized. The chapter outlines dramaturgy and its variations and criticisms of it, and describes Goffman’s publications and identifies the core of Goffman’s sociology. The continuous concern of this effort has been to embed social action in the situated moral requirements of collective compromise. The nuances, the gestures, the looks and postures continue to the signal repertoire that indicates a working willingness to compromise as a principle. Some general areas of needed research are outlined.
Peter K. Manning (PhD Duke, 1966; MA Oxon, 1982) holds the Elmer V. H. and Eileen M. Brooks Chair in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. The author and editor of some 22 books and numerous articles and chapters, his research interests include the transformation of policing in Ireland and Northern Ireland, democratic policing, uses of information technology, and qualitative methods. His recent books are The Technology of Policing: (2008) and Democratic Policing in a Changing World (2010). A collection of his papers, entitled the Police Mandate: Organizational Perspectives, will be published in 2014 by Routledge.
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