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Goffman, Erving

Works: 505 works in 2,617 publications in 8 languages and 47,973 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Collector, Creator, 070, zxx, Interviewee, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: HM291, 301.1
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Most widely held works by Erving Goffman
The presentation of self in everyday life by Erving Goffman( Book )

204 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A notable contribution to our understanding of ourselves, explores the realm of human behavior 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 )

178 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A total institution is defined by Goffman as a place of residence and work where a large number of like-situated, individuals, cut off from the wider society for an appreciable period of time, together lead an enclosed, formally administered round of life. Prisons serve as a clear example, providing we appreciate that what is prison-like about prisons is found in institutions whose members have broken no laws. This volume deals with total institutions in general and, mental hospitals, in particular. The main focus is, on the world of the inmate, not the world of the staff. A chief concern is to develop a sociological version of the structure of the self. Each of the essays in this book were intended to focus on the same issue--the inmate's situation in an institutional context. Each chapter approaches the central issue from a different vantage point, each introduction drawing upon a different source in sociology and having little direct relation to the other chapters. This method of presenting material may be irksome, but it allows the reader to pursue the main theme of each paper analytically and comparatively past the point that would be allowable in chapters of an integrated book. If sociological concepts are to be treated with affection, each must be traced back to where it best applies, followed from there wherever it seems to lead, and pressed to disclose the rest of its family. (Author) Erving Goffman was Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania until his death in 1982. Publisher's note
Stigma : notes on the management of spoiled identity by Erving Goffman( Book )

132 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,596 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 )

104 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,243 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
Gender advertisements by Erving Goffman( Book )

76 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,875 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
Frame analysis : an essay on the organization of experience by Erving Goffman( Book )

74 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forms of talk by Erving Goffman( Book )

69 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,800 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 )

69 editions published between 1903 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,722 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 )

67 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic interaction by Erving Goffman( Book )

48 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relations in public; microstudies of the public order by Erving Goffman( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,312 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
Wir alle spielen Theater : Die Selbstdarstellung im Alltag by Erving Goffman( Book )

41 editions published between 1969 and 2019 in German and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kommunikation ; Soziologie ; Psychologie ; Alltag
Stigma über Techniken der Bewältigung beschädigter Identität by Erving Goffman( Book )

51 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in German and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interaktionsrituale : über Verhalten in direkter Kommunikation by Erving Goffman( Book )

36 editions published between 1971 and 2019 in German and held by 465 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 409 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
Les rites d'interaction : (par) goffman. Trad. de l'angl. Par alain kihm by Erving Goffman( Book )

36 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie sociale est un théâtre, mais un théâtre particulièrement dangereux. A ne pas marquer la déférence qu'exige son rôle, à se tenir mal, à trop se détacher des autres comédiens, l'acteur, ici, court de grands risques. Celui, d'abord, de perdre la face ; et peut-être même la liberté : les hôpitaux psychiatriques sont là pour accueillir ceux qui s'écartent du texte. Il arrive ainsi que la pièce prenne l'allure d'un drame plein de fatalité et d'action, où l'acteur-acrobate - sportif, flambeur ou criminel - se doit et nous doit de travailler sans filet. Et les spectateurs d'applaudir, puis de retourner à leurs comédies quotidiennes, satisfaits d'avoir vu incarnée un instant, resplendissant dans sa rareté, la morale toujours sauve qui les soutient
Asyle : über die soziale Situation psychiatrischer Patienten und anderer Insassen by Erving Goffman( Book )

30 editions published between 1972 and 2018 in German and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stigmate by Erving Goffman( Book )

25 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in French and held by 348 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
La mise en scène de la vie quotidienne by Erving Goffman( Book )

30 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in French and Undetermined and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 336 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:
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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 experienceForms of talkBehavior in public places; notes on the social organization of gatheringsStrategic interactionRelations in public; microstudies of the public order
Alternative Names
Erving Goffman

Erving Goffman amerikanischer Soziologe

Erving Goffman amerykański socjolog i pisarz

Erving Goffman Canadees socioloog (1922-1982)

Erving Goffman Sociologist, writer, academic

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

Έρβινγκ Γκόφμαν

Гофман И.

Гофман, Ирвин

Гофман Ирвинг

Гофман, Ирвинг 1922-1982

Гофман, Эрвин

Гоффман Э

Гоффман Э. 1922-1982

Гоффман, Эрвинг

Ервинг Гофман

Ервінг Ґофман

Эрвин Гофман

ארווינג גופמן

ארווינג גופמן סוציולוג וסופר אמריקאי

גופמן, ארווינג

גופמן, ארווינג, 1922-1982

גופמן, ארוינג

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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