The Social Thought of Erving Goffman

by Michael Hviid Jacobsen,

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  • 9781412998031
  • 9781483310374
  • 9781483320595

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 which are now part of sociology’s standard vocabulary.

  • SAGE Publications; August 2014
  • ISBN 9781483310374
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  • Title: The Social Thought of Erving Goffman
  • Author: Michael Hviid Jacobsen; Soren Kristiansen
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications, Inc
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781412998031
  • 9781483310374
  • 9781483320595
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781412998031
  • 9781483310374
  • 9781483320595