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Erving Goffman “On Cooling the mark out”

This article first appeared in Psychiatry 1952. Before leaving Aberdeen sociology in 1969 Geoff Sharp used this article to explain how people are cooled out. See http://www.tau.ac.il/~algazi/mat/Goffman–Cooling.htm and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooling_out. “The con is said to be a good racket in the United States only … Continue reading

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