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Intimacy among strangers

Persson, Anders LU (2001) In Journal of Mundane Behavior 2(3). p.309-316
Abstract
Mobile telephone calls in public places often entail the revelation of intimate details about the caller's life to strangers. This article reports some results of the authors eavesdropping on mobile phone calls in public places and also takes the first step into analysis of the fascinating mix of visibility and inaccessibility, intimacy and alienation that is the mobile telephone call in a public place. The article discusses how this intimacy among strangers may be understood using Goffman´s concepts of impression management, involvement shields and civil inattention.
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educational sciences, sociologi, civil inattention, sociology, impression management, public places, mobile phones, intimacy, utbildningsvetenskap, Goffman, mobiltelefoni
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Journal of Mundane Behavior
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2
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3
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309 - 316
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Millersville University
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  • Scopus:0005450791
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1529-3041
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English
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yes
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082e6948-d71b-41c5-9fef-feb8f84654aa (old id 640025)
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2007-12-06 10:02:11
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  author       = {Persson, Anders},
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  number       = {3},
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  series       = {Journal of Mundane Behavior},
  title        = {Intimacy among strangers},
  volume       = {2},
  year         = {2001},
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