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Tracing Back the Bulgarian Clerk: Public Images of the Profession (Late 19th – early 20th centuries)
Tracing Back the Bulgarian Clerk: Public Images of the Profession (Late 19th – early 20th centuries)

Author(s): Galina Goncharova
Subject(s): Public Administration, Local History / Microhistory, Period(s) of Nation Building
Published by: Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS)
Summary/Abstract: The traditional sociological notion of the role combines the presumption of rationality with the metaphor of theatrical performance. On the one hand, the role notion presupposes typization and instrumentality, or setting up and upholding certain normative prescriptions. On the other hand, it refers to a situation of communication and representation – assessment and orientation of your own acts in accordance with the “presence” of the others’ roles – that comes to the fore. As two ultimate explications of these two characteristics we can treat the ideal model of Webber of bureaucracy and the interactive symbolism of Goffman; and as an attempt to bridge them together we can view the definition of Berger and Luckmann.

  • Page Count: 26
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: English