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Theory and Society

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 113–125 | Cite as

Ladies, we've been framed

Observations on Erving Goffman's “The Arrangement between the Sexes”
  • Janet M. Wedel
Article

Abstract

If an individual is to act with proper demeanor and show proper deference, then it will be necessary for [her] to have areas of self-determination. [She] must have an expendable supply of the small indulgences which [her] society employs in its idiom of regard-such as cigarettes to give, chairs to proffer, food to provide, and so forth. [She] must have freedom of bodily movement so that it will be possible for [her] to assume a stance that conveys appropriate respect for others and appropriate demeanor on [her] own part⋯

Keywords

Bodily Movement Proper Deference Proper Demeanor 
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© Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Janet M. Wedel
    • 1
  1. 1.Community Service Society of New YorkUSA

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