Framing and Footing: Negotiation of Roles and Status

  • Dariush Izadi


This chapter provides analyses of the interactive organization of Goffman’s participation frameworks. The chapter attempts to explain the role of participation frameworks, which shop-owners and customers jointly display to each other’s performance. This signals their definition of the situation where the participants interact and form a community of practice in lieu of exclusively adhering to the merchant and customer relationship. This line of inquiry, which investigates how subtle changes in social actors’ position, role or stance may reshape or affect the direction of the ongoing talk, is a useful approach to gaining a finer understanding of interaction in the shop under scrutiny.


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  • Dariush Izadi
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  1. 1.Western Sydney UniversitySydneyAustralia

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