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ERIC Number: EJ889284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2725
Some Frames for Goffman
Menand, Louis
Social Psychology Quarterly, v72 n4 p296-299 Dec 2009
Erving Goffman was a crossover writer. His work, even simply his name, had significance for people who worked in literature, in history, in media studies, in political science, in psychology, in law schools and business schools--and, of course, in anthropology and linguistics. There is no indication that Goffman ever sought such a role. He was a sociologist, and his work emerged out of a tradition in social thought that was, when he started out, about as canonical as could be. He was a product of the Chicago school of sociology, as anyone can tell by looking through the references in "The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life" (1956b, 1959), a large proportion of which are to the publications of Chicago professors and the unpublished theses of Chicago graduate students. In this article, the author discusses some contexts for Goffman's work that made him a crossover figure.
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Language: English
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