Title

Framing Atmospheres: Goffman, Space, and Music in Everyday Life

Publication Name

Symbolic Interaction

Abstract

In this article, we synthesize Goffman's microsociology with recent developments in fields such as aesthetics, geography, and urban studies labeled “atmosphere theory.” Our central rationale is if microsociology is to deepen its account of embodiment and the noncognitive it needs a theory of spatialized moods. In the second half, we develop our synthesis with respect to musical atmospheres and conclude by drawing on our own research regarding how social actors use music to shape “involvements” and “disinvolvements” in the spatial ambiances of public transportation, the street, the workplace, and the home.

Open Access Status

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Volume

44

Issue

1

First Page

211

Last Page

234

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/symb.506