By Greg Smith
Decades after his dying, the determine of Erving Goffman (1922–82) keeps to fascinate. probably the best-known sociologist of the second one half the 20th century, Goffman was once an definitely major philosopher whose popularity prolonged way past his mum or dad discipline.
A host of suggestions irrevocably associated with Goffman's name – comparable to 'presentation of self', 'total institutions', 'stigma', 'impression administration' and 'passing' – are actually staples in a variety of educational discourses and are slipping into universal utilization. Goffman's writings discover a formerly not noted development and order within the trivialities of daily interplay. Readers are frequently surprised after they realize themselves in his wise analyses of mistakes, awkwardness and customary predicaments.
Greg Smith's publication strains the emergence of Goffman as a sociological virtuoso, and provides a compact consultant either to his sociology and to the criticisms and debates it has stimulated.
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Erving Goffman (Key Sociologists) by Greg Smith