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Shyness and Society

The Illusion of Competence

Authors: Scott, Susie

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Using Symbolic Interactionist theories and descriptions of the everyday life of self-defined 'shy' people, the book explores the social processes of becoming a 'shy person' and performing the shy self in public places. The question of interactional competence is discussed in relation to issues of identity, embodiment, performativity and deviance.

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SUSIE SCOTT is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. She has researched and published in the areas of interaction and everyday life, medical sociology, qualitative methodology and social theory.

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Shortlisted for the 2008 BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize. For more information about the prize, see http://www.britsoc.co.uk/publications/PAM.htm

'This book is a 'should read' for anyone sociologically interested in the public performance of emotions, the self, and identity.' - Michael Atkinson, American Journal of Sociology


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shyness and Society
Book Subtitle
The Illusion of Competence
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-80132-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230801325
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-9603-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-54501-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 194
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