Expression Games: An Analysis of Doubts at Play
Erving Goffman (1922-1982), Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, was one of the foremost sociologists of the twentieth century. His Forms of Talk is also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.
"The broad topic is communication directed specifically to situations like espionage and to situations like international politics... Goffman deals with the topic descriptively, draws on a wide variety of sources, and uses analogy to demonstrate, clarify, and explain."--Choice