Publication details [#65068]

O’Driscoll, Jim. 2018. Dances with footings: a Goffmanian perspective on the Soto case. Journal of Politeness Research 14 (1) : 39–62.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Person as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This article tries to clarify the path and uncommon result of this courtroom meeting involving the accused Penelope Soto, by practising Erving Goffman’s method to interaction. It uses his concepts of frame and footing, plus those of face, ritual respect and attitude when they are helpful.