Goffman and Social Organization: Studies in a Sociological Legacy


This collection brings together many of today's leading sociologists to pursue and build upon the diverse aspects of Goffman's legacy. The contributors present chapters on key topics of Goffman's works. Issues covered include: *mental illness and institutionalism * the incorporation of literary intertexts in Goffman's writings * Goffman's relationship to ethnomethodology and the singularity of Goffman's ethnography Ranging from his critique of institutionalization to his understanding of the minute details of face-to-face interaction, this collection reveals the richness of Goffman's own work as well as his contribution to sociology today and will therefore be essential reading for students and academics alike.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Greg Smith
  • Yves Winkin
  • Carol Brooks Gardner
  • James J. Chriss
  • William Gronfein
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1999


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