Editors

Dmitri N. Shalin

Document Type

Interview

Publication Date

7-2-2008

Publication Title

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Publisher

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

First page number:

1

Last page number:

4

Abstract

This interview with Vladimir Shlapentokh, professor of sociology at the University of Michigan, East Lansing, was recorded on July 3, 2008. Dr. Shlapentokh recounts his meeting with Erving Goffman that took place in 1979 at Erving’s home in Philadelphia. Dmitri Shalin transcribed and translated into English the Russian notes taken over the phone, after which Dr. Shlapentokh made corrections to the following transcripts and gave his approval for posting the present version in the Erving Goffman Archives. Breaks in the conversation flow are indicated by ellipses. The interviewer’s questions are shortened a bit in several places.

Keywords

Goffman, Erving; Interviews; Social interaction; Sociologists; Symbolic interactionism

Disciplines

Politics and Social Change | Social Psychology and Interaction | Sociology

Language

English

Permissions

Dmitri Shalin transcribed and translated into English the Russian notes taken over the phone, after which Dr. Shlapentokh made corrections to the following transcripts and gave his approval for posting the present version in the Erving Goffman Archives.

Publisher Citation

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives, ed. by Dmitri N. Shalin (UNLV: CDC Publications, 2009).


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