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The Taming of New York's Washington Square: A Wild Civility

Erich Goode


This book addresses the matter of how social audiences, both formal agents of social control (the NYPD and the Park Enforcement Control) and the ordinary, everyday park-goer, react when they encounter what they consider wrongdoing, or “deviance.” The focus is on the micro or face-to-face interactional level; the larger structural forces are held in abeyance and assumed to operate, but they are not analysed or accounted for here. Likewise, literary and philosophical speculations as well as considering political and ideological implications have been left to other analysts. What constitutes devi ... More

Keywords: Deviance, Social control, Reaction, Interaction, Micro level, Structural level, Unconventional, norm

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781479878574
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479878574.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erich Goode, author
Stony Brook University