Editors

Dmitri N. Shalin

Document Type

Interview

Publication Date

8-14-2010

Publication Title

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Publisher

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

First page number:

1

Last page number:

54

Abstract

An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, August 14, 2010. I wish to express my profound gratitude to all those who helped preserve the memory of Erving Goffman by contributing a memoir to the Erving Goffman Archives. I am especially grateful to Frances Goffman Bay, Esther Besbris, and Marly Zaslov for providing family documents and invaluable recollections about Erving Goffman’s formative years, as well as to EGA board members whose practical assistance and good cheer sustained me throughout this project.

Keywords

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

Disciplines

Immune System Diseases | Politics and Social Change | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Psychology and Interaction | Sociology | Virus Diseases

Language

English

Publisher Citation

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