Editors

Dmitri N. Shalin

Document Type

Bibliography

Publication Date

7-2011

Publication Title

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Publisher

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

First page number:

1

Last page number:

34

Abstract

Like creating a mosaic, the bits and pieces of Erving Goffman’s life yield a picture of a complex man who lived in troubled times and through his writings changed the way whole generations saw the world. Looking at that life I chose to focus on his boyhood, from childhood through adolescence. My purpose is here descriptive, an ethnography of a childhood recounting events of Goffman’s early life and placing them in their social, historical and cultural context. That done, I will have a few words to say about the themes that I see in this narrative as well as some apparent connections between events of his boyhood and subsequent events in his adult life.

Keywords

Biography; Goffman, Erving; Sociologists

Disciplines

Politics and Social Change | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology

Language

English

Publisher Citation

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


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