Goffman's Legacy


  • Author: Javier A. Treviño
  • Release Date : 2003-07-28
  • Genre: Social Science
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Erving Goffman (1922-82) was arguably one of the most influential American sociologists of the twentieth century. A keen observer of the interaction order of everyday life, Goffman's books, which have sold in the hundreds of thousands, continue to be widely read and his concepts have permanently entered the sociology lexicon. This volume consists of twelve original essays, all written by prominent Goffman scholars, that critically assess Goffman's many contributions to various areas of study, including functionalism, social psychology, ethnomethodology, and feminist theory....

Goffman s Legacy

Goffman s Legacy


  • Author : A. Javier Trevi-O
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0742519783


Goffman s Legacy Book Description :

Erving Goffman (1922-82) was arguably one of the most influential American sociologists of the twentieth century. A keen observer of the interaction order of everyday life, Goffman's books, which have sold in the hundreds of thousands, continue to be widely read and his concepts have permanently entered the sociology lexicon. This volume consists of twelve original essays, all written by prominent Goffman scholars, that critically assess Goffman's many contributions to various areas of study, including functionalism, social psychology, ethnomethodology, and feminist theory....

Beyond Goffman

Beyond Goffman


  • Author : Stephen Harold Riggins
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 3110122081


Beyond Goffman Book Description :

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Goffman Unbound

Goffman Unbound


  • Author : Thomas J. Scheff
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-11-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317258773


Goffman Unbound Book Description :

"Thomas Scheff demonstrates why Goffman remains such a key figure for social scientists. Goffman may have been cautious about recognizing the role of emotions in social life, but Scheff boldly and creatively shows why the sociological and the psychological are necessarily intertwined. This is certainly a book for all serious analysts of social behaviour." Michael Billig, Nottingham University "Scheff's critical eye is equal to his subject, shrewdly appreciating Goffman's many virtues while also showing where and how Goffman's thinking needs revision and development. This original and provocative book offers a fresh interpretation of Goffman and will become a benchmark for all subsequent commentary." Greg Smith, University of Salford One of the semina...

The Legacy of Kenneth Burke

The Legacy of Kenneth Burke


  • Author : Herbert W. Simons
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0299118347


The Legacy of Kenneth Burke Book Description :

Capturing the lively modernist milieu of Kenneth Burke's early career in Greenwich Village, where Burke arrived in 1915 fresh from high school in Pittsburgh, this book discovers him as an intellectual apprentice conversing with "the moderns." Burke found himself in the midst of an avant-garde peopled by Malcolm Cowley, Marianne Moore, Jean Toomer, Katherine Anne Porter, William Carlos Williams, Allen Tate, Hart Crane, Alfred Stieglitz, and a host of other fascinating figures. Burke himself, who died in 1993 at the age of 96, has been hailed as America's most brilliant and suggestive critic and the most significant theorist of rhetoric since Cicero. Many schools of thought have claimed him as their own, but Burke has defied classification and indeed h...

Erving Goffman

Erving Goffman


  • Author : Greg Smith
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-09-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134252664


Erving Goffman Book Description :

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. Readers are often shocked when they recognize themselves in his shrewd analyses of errors, awkwardness and common...

Erving Goffman

Erving Goffman


  • Author : Erving Goffman
  • Publisher : Blackwell Publishers
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Social interaction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0745603939


Erving Goffman Book Description :

Erving Goffman was one of the most pre–eminent authors of the post–war period in social science. His ideas have had an extraordinary influence and have become well known to a wide audience. This is the first systematic appraisal of the legacy of his work. The book brings together a group of eminent scholars from sociology, linguistics and social psychology, all of whom are internationally known for their own work. Contributors include Adam Kendon, Randall Collins, Robin Williams, Emanuel A. Schegloff, Christian Heath, Stephen C. Levinson, P.M. Strong and Anthony Giddens. The contributors analyse and seek to build on Goffman′s work in a sympathetic yet critical way. Some chapters describe the main parameters of the "interaction order", as Goffma...

The Social Thought of Erving Goffman

The Social Thought of Erving Goffman


  • Author : Michael Hviid Jacobsen
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2014-08-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412998031


The Social Thought of Erving Goffman Book Description :

Part of the SAGE Social Thinker series, this book serves as a concise and inviting introduction to the life and works of Erving Goffman, one of the most prominent social theorists in postwar sociology. Goffman’s ideas continue to influence scholars in various fields and have also attracted many readers outside conventional academia. Goffman’s overall research agenda was the exploration of what he termed the interaction order—that is, the micro social order that regulates the co-mingling of people in each other’s immediate presence. He coined several new concepts (face-work, impression management, role distance, civil inattention, etc.) with which to grasp and understand the complexities and basic social restructuring of everyday life, many of...

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts


  • Author : Leo P. Chall
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Sociology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015078349472


Sociological Abstracts Book Description :

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers....

The Discovery of Society

The Discovery of Society


  • Author : Randall Collins
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106018003530


The Discovery of Society Book Description :

This classic text explores the lives and ideas of the social thinkers who have shaped and continue to forge traditions in sociology. Focusing on the great names in the field, it weaves biographical and conceptual details into a tapestry of the history of social thought of the 19th and 20th centuries. Written in a narrative style that is accessible and exciting, this text is an excellent supplement for courses in social/sociological theory, the history of social thought, the history of sociology, and introduction to sociology....

The Legacy of Aging

The Legacy of Aging


  • Author : Jeffrey P. Rosenfeld
  • Publisher : Norwood, N.J. : Ablex Publishing Corporation
  • Release Date : 1979-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X000005604


The Legacy of Aging Book Description :

This volume is an important investigation of the social characteristic of inheritance in America. It is one of the first studies to apply sociological theory and multivariate analysis to geriatric lifestyles and testamentary behavior....