9780804722230-0804722234-Mea Culpa: A Sociology of Apology and Reconciliation

Mea Culpa: A Sociology of Apology and Reconciliation

ISBN-13: 9780804722230
ISBN-10: 0804722234
Edition: Later Printing
Author: Tavuchis, Nicholas
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Paperback 196 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780804722230
ISBN-10: 0804722234
Edition: Later Printing
Author: Tavuchis, Nicholas
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Paperback 196 pages

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Acknowledged authors Tavuchis, Nicholas wrote Mea Culpa: A Sociology of Apology and Reconciliation comprising 196 pages back in 1993. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0804722234 and 9780804722230. Since then Mea Culpa: A Sociology of Apology and Reconciliation textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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What is apology? What are its functions and its essential and variable elements? How do apologies differ from excuses, disclaimers, and justifications? What form does apology take in our own culture and in other cultures such as Japan? These are some of the major questions addressed in this attempt to shed light on a familiar but neglected dimension of social life. "Mea Culpa is an important book. Tavuchis considers apologies between individuals, individuals and groups, and between groups ... His analysis is broad and interdisciplinary, drawing from sociology, philosophy, sociolinguistics, social psychology, anthropology, philology, law, and religion ... Tavuchis utilizes verbatim texts (from newspapers, novels, letters, press conferences) to develop his theory. He is particularly brilliant on the work of Erving Goffman ... Mea Culpa is a valuable contribution to social science."—American Journal of Sociology

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