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Goffman, Erving

Works: 528 works in 2,813 publications in 9 languages and 48,311 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Collector, Creator, Editor, Contributor, htt, zxx, Author of introduction, Interviewee, 070, Honoree
Classifications: HM291, 301.1
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The presentation of self in everyday life by Erving Goffman( Book )

220 editions published between 1956 and 2022 in 6 languages and held by 3,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A notable contribution to our understanding of ourselves, explores the realm of human beahvior in social situations and the way that we appear to others. Goffman uses the metaphor of theatrical performance as a framework
Asylums : essays on the social situation of mental patients and other inmates by Erving Goffman( Book )

180 editions published between 1961 and 2022 in 6 languages and held by 2,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the thesis of this book that the most important factor in forming a mental-hospital patient is his institution, not his illness, and that his reactions and adjustments are those of inmates in other types of institutions as well"--Cover
Stigma : notes on the management of spoiled identity by Erving Goffman( Book )

153 editions published between 1963 and 2022 in 4 languages and held by 2,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An "excursion into the situation of persons who are unable to conform to standards that society calls normal," including "physically deformed people, ex-mental patients, drug addicts, prostitutes, or those ostracized for other reasons."
Interaction ritual; essays in face-to-face behavior by Erving Goffman( Book )

110 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex, smoking, and social stratification are three very different social phenomena. And yet, argues sociologist Randall Collins, they and much else in our social lives are driven by a common force: interaction rituals. Interaction Ritual Chains is a major work of sociological theory that attempts to develop a "radical microsociology." It proposes that successful rituals create symbols of group membership and pump up individuals with emotional energy, while failed rituals drain emotional energy. Each person flows from situation to situation, drawn to those interactions where their cultural capital gives them the best emotional energy payoff. Thinking, too, can be explained by the internalization of conversations within the flow of situations; individual selves are thoroughly and continually social, constructed from the outside in
Frame analysis : an essay on the organization of experience by Erving Goffman( Book )

78 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender advertisements by Erving Goffman( Book )

80 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at the behavioral representation of our cultural assumptions about the nature of the sexes. It explores the properties of gender displays, with the nature of those interpersonal rituals through which we affirm in daily life our apparent beliefs regarding the character of males and females and the relationship that is approved within and across sex status. It also discusses the nature of photography and the relations of photographs to what they purport to picture. The author also details the ways in which gender, especially female gender, is presented in popular advertisements
Relations in public; microstudies of the public order by Erving Goffman( Book )

75 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Relations in Public, Erving Goff man provides a grammar of the unspoken language used in public places. He shows that the way strangers relate in public is part of a design by which friends and acquaintances manage their relationship in the presence of bystanders. He argues that, taken together, this forms part of a new domain of inquiry into the rules for co-mingling, or public order. Most people give little thought to how elaborate and complex our everyday behavior in public actually is. For example, we adhere to the rules of pedestrian traffic on a busy thoroughfare, accept the usual ways of acting in a crowded elevator or subway car, grasp the delicate nuances of conversational behavior, and respond to the rich vocabulary of body gestures. We behave differently at weddings, at meals, in crowds, in couples, and when alone. Such everyday behavior, though generally below the level of awareness, embodies unspoken codes of social understandings necessary for the orderly conduct of society
Forms of talk by Erving Goffman( Book )

71 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forms of Talk extends Erving Goffman's interactional analyses of face-to-face communication to ordinary conversations and vebal exchanges. In this, his most sociolinguistic work, Goffman relates to certain forms of talk some of the issues that concerned him in his work on frame analysis. This book brings together five of Goffman's essays: "Replies and Responses," "Response Cries," "Footing," "The Lecture," and "Radio Talk." Of lasting value in Goffman's work is his insistence that behavior - verbal or nonverbal - be examined along with the context of that behavior. In all of these classic essays, there is a "topic" at hand for discussion and analysis. In addition, as those familiar with Goffman's work have come to expect, there is the wider context in which the topic can be viewed and related to other topics - a characteristic move of Goffman's that has made his work so necessary for students of interaction in many disciplines. -- Back cover
Behavior in public places; notes on the social organization of gatherings by Erving Goffman( Book )

73 editions published between 1903 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to develop a framework capable of dealing with an almost neglected area of social reality, behavior in public and semipublic places. [The author] feels that the distinct features of face-to-face interaction, richness of information flow, and facilitation of feedback, have enough structuring significance to provide an analytical rationale for its separate treatment. It is to his credit that this 'model' takes advantage of already existing and well-defined terminology, while introducing only a few new and relatively unfamiliar concepts
Encounters; two studies in the sociology of interaction by Erving Goffman( Book )

68 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2013 Reprint of 1961 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Includes two studies: "Fun in Games" and "Role Distance". Erving Goffman (1922 - 1982) was a Canadian-born sociologist and writer and is considered one of the most influential American sociologists of his era. In 2007 he was listed by The Times Higher Education Guide as the 6th most-cited author in the humanities and social sciences, behind Anthony Giddens and ahead of Jürgen Habermas. Goffman was the 73rd president of the American Sociological Association. His best-known contribution to social theory is his study of symbolic interaction in the form of dramaturgical analysis that began with his 1956 book, "The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life." Goffman's other major works include "Asylums" (1961), "Stigma" (1963), "Interaction Ritual" (1967), "Frame Analysis" (1974), and "Forms of Talk" (1981). His major areas of study included sociology of everyday life, social interaction, social construction of self, social organization (framing) of experience, and particular elements of social life such as total institutions and stigmas. -- Provided by publisher
Strategic interaction by Erving Goffman( Book )

58 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two essays in this classic work by sociologist Erving Goffman deal with the calculative, gamelike aspects of human interaction. Goffman examines the strategy of words and deeds; he uses the term "strategic interaction" to describe gamelike events in which an individual's situation is fully dependent on the move of one's opponent and in which both players know this and have the wit to use this awareness for advantage. Goffman aims to show that strategic interaction can be isolated analytically from the general study of communication and face-to-face interaction. -- Provided by publisher
Wir alle spielen Theater Die Selbstdarstellung im Alltag by Erving Goffman( Book )

43 editions published between 1969 and 2021 in German and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kommunikation ; Soziologie ; Psychologie ; Alltag
Interaktionsrituale : über Verhalten in direkter Kommunikation by Erving Goffman( Book )

37 editions published between 1971 and 2019 in German and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Techniken der Imagepflege, Ehrerbietung und Benehmen, Verlegenheit und soziale Organisation, Entfremdung in der Interaktion, Psychische Symptome und öffentliche Ordnung, Wo was los ist - wo es action gibt
Erving Goffman : exploring the interaction order( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With contributors from the fields of sociology, linguistics and psychology, this appraisal of the work of Erving Goffman discusses the main parameters of his "interaction order", both expounding Goffman's own views and reporting research which develops his ideas further
Stigmate by Erving Goffman( Book )

25 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in French and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Il y a le stigmate d'infamie, les stigmates sacrés qui frappent les mystiques, les stigmates que laissent la maladie ou l'accident, les stigmates de l'alcoolisme et ceux qu'inflige l'emploi des drogues. Il y a la peau du noir, l'étoile du juif, les façons de l'homosexuel. Le point commun de tout cela ? Marquer une différence et assigner une place : une différence entre ceux qui se disent "normaux" et les hommes qui ne le sont pas tout à fait (ou, plus exactement, les anormaux qui ne sont pas tout à fait des hommes) ; une place dans un jeu qui, mené selon les règles, permet aux uns de se sentir à bon compte supérieurs devant le noir, virils devant l'homosexuel, etc., et donne aux autres l'assurance, fragile, qu'à tout le moins on ne les lynchera pas, et aussi l'espoir tranquillisant que, peut-être, un jour, ils passeront de l'autre côté de la barrière."--Quatrième de couverture
Rahmen-Analyse e. Versuch über d. Organisation von Alltagserfahrungen by Erving Goffman( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in German and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In seinen Rahmen-Analysen verfolgt Erving Goffman das Ziel, jeder handlungsverstehenden Soziologie des Alltags, nämlich aus den unmittelbar vorgegebenen, erlebten Szenen alltäglichen Verhaltens jene >>Rahmen<< für das Verstehen zu erarbeiten, die dem Handelnden verfügbar sind, um seinem Tun einen Sinn zu geben. Goffman ergänzt diese Untersuchungen durch eine Auseinandersetzung mit den Arbeiten von William James, Alfred Schütz, Aaron Cicourel und Noam Chomsky. (Quelle:
Asyle : über die soziale Situation psychiatrischer Patienten und anderer Insassen by Erving Goffman( Book )

31 editions published between 1972 and 2020 in German and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asiles : etudes sur la condition sociale des malades mentaux et autres reclus by Erving Goffman( Book )

27 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Avant de devenir professeur de sociologie à l'université de Berkeley, Erving Goffman s'est fait, trois années durant, l'ethnologue scrupuleux des malades mentaux internés dans les hôpitaux psychiatriques. Il présente dans Asiles une interprétation en profondeur de la vie hospitalière qui situe les pratiques thérapeutiques quotidiennes dans leur cadre le plus objectif, celui d'une " institution totalitaire ", c'est-à-dire d'un établissement investi, comme la prison ou le camp de concentration par exemple, de la fonction ambiguë de neutraliser ou de réadapter à l'ordre social un type particulièrement inquiétant de déviants. La tension, et souvent la contradiction, qui existe entre l'exigence thérapeutique et ces impératifs de sécurité et de contrôle social rend compte du mode conflictuel de l'existence asilaire et des malentendus de la vie quotidienne au sein de l'hôpital. Par-delà les troubles de sa subjectivité, le malade mental est ainsi aliéné au second degré, parce que la maladie est institutionnalisée dans un espace social qui lui impose les déterminations majeures de la servitude."--Site web de l'éditeur
La mise en scène de la vie quotidienne by Erving Goffman( Book )

31 editions published between 1973 and 2021 in French and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stigma über Techniken der Bewältigung beschädigter Identität by Erving Goffman( Book )

26 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in German and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The presentation of self in everyday life
Asylums : essays on the social situation of mental patients and other inmatesStigma : notes on the management of spoiled identityInteraction ritual; essays in face-to-face behaviorFrame analysis : an essay on the organization of experienceGender advertisementsRelations in public; microstudies of the public orderForms of talkBehavior in public places; notes on the social organization of gatherings
Alternative Names
Erving Goffman

Erving Goffman amerikanischer Soziologe

Erving Goffman amerykański socjolog i pisarz

Erving Goffman Canadees socioloog (1922-1982)

Erving Goffman sociòlega canadenc

Erving Goffman Sociologist, writer, academic (1922-1982)

Erving Goffman sociologo canadese

Erving Goffman sociólogo canadiense

Erving Goffman sociologo statunitense (1922-1982)

Erving Goffman sociologue canadien

Erving Goffman Sosiolog Amerika Serikat

Ērvings Gofmanis

Goffman Erving

Goffman, Erving 1922-1983

Goffman, Erving Manual

Goffman, Erving Manual 1922-1982

Goffmanas Ervingas

Gofmanis, Ērvings 1922-1982

İrvinq Hofman

Έρβινγκ Γκόφμαν

Гофман И.

Гофман, Ирвин, 1922-1982.

Гофман Ирвинг

Гофман, Ирвинг 1922-1982

Гофман, Эрвин, 1922-1982.

Гоффман Э

Гоффман Э. 1922-1982

Гоффман, Эрвинг

Ервинг Гофман

Ервінг Ґофман

Эрвин Гофман

Ірвінг Гофман канадзкі сацыёляг

ארווינג גופמן

ארווינג גופמן סוציולוג וסופר אמריקאי

גופמן, ארווינג

גופמן, ארווינג, 1922-1982

גופמן, ארוינג

ارفنج جوفمان

إرفنغ غوفمان

اروینق قافمن

اروینگ گافمن

इरविंग गोफमैन

എർവിംഗ് ഗോഫ്മാൻ

고프만, 어빙 1922-1982

고프먼, 어빙 1922-1982

어빙 고프만


ゴッフマン, E.

ゴッフマン, ア-ヴィング 1922-1982

ゴッフマン, アーヴィング

ゴフマン, アーヴィング



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