Acknowledgements; 1. Theorizing contingency; 2. The times of standoffs; 3. The spaces of standoffs; 4. The action of standoffs; 5. Endings and improvisations.
In this book, theoretical analysis and real life case studies are combined to explore the nature of the standoff.
"Wagner-Pacifici has offered us a cabinet rich in terms and the parameters of a new program by which to understand social action as a dramatic genre." Contemporary Sociology 30, 3 action as a dramatic genre