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Erving Goffman

Decades after his death, the figure of Erving Goffman (1922-82) continues to fascinate. Perhaps the best-known sociologist of the second half of the twentieth century, Goffman was an unquestionably significant thinker whose reputation extended well beyond his parent discipline.

A host of concepts irrevocably linked to Goffman's name--such as presentation of self, total institutions, stigma, impression management, and passing--are now staples in a wide range of academic discourses and are slipping into common usage. Goffman's writings uncover a previously unnoticed pattern and order in the minutiae of everyday interaction. Greg Smith's book traces the emergence of Goffman as a sociological virtuoso, and offers a compact guide both to his sociology and to the criticisms and debates it has stimulated.

Year:
2006
Edition:
1
Publisher:
Routledge
Language:
english
Pages:
156
ISBN 10:
0415355907
ISBN 13:
9780203002346
Series:
Key Sociologists
File:
PDF, 740 KB
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