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Author Kemper, Theodore D., 1926-

Title Status, Power and Ritual Interaction : a Relational Reading of Durkheim, Goffman and Collins
Published Farnham : Ashgate Pub., 2011
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Description 1 online resource (322 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Status and power -- Derivations from status-power theory -- Status-power and collective effervescence : I -- Status-power and collective effervescence : II -- Ritual : Goffman's big idea -- Situation, occasion, gathering, encounter and social relations -- Reading Goffman in status-power terms -- Collins's interaction ritual -- Collins's power and status rituals -- Talking, talks, thinking, and thought -- Entrainment, mutual entrainment and self-entrainment -- Emotions : status-power vs. interaction ritual theory -- Sex and love -- Prediction and postdiction
Summary Numerous sociologists suppose that ritual is foundational for social life. Kemper, however, argues that status and power structure social relations, determine emotions and link individuals to the reference groups that deliver culture and administer preferences, actions, beliefs and ideas. An important contention is that allegiance to fundamental ideas is primarily faithfulness to the reference groups that foster them, not to the ideas themselves. This triggers the counter-intuitive deduction that the concept of the self is both feckless and irrelevant
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Subject Collins, Randall, 1941- -- Knowledge -- Social psychology
Durkheim, Émile, 1858-1917 -- Knowledge -- Social psychology
Goffman, Erving -- Knowledge -- Social psychology
Power (Social sciences)
Social interaction -- Philosophy.
Social psychology -- Philosophy.
Social status -- Psychological aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1283223643