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New Article: “Goffman’s Interest in Spies and Espionage” by Gary D. Jaworski #sssi #sociology cc @sociologylens

In 2014, Symbolic Interaction published a Special Issue devoted to Erving Goffman. In that issue we published articles that explored Goffman’s life and intellectual work, in particular as it relates to mental health and emotions. Relating to that Special Issue … Continue reading

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Another article on Goffman: When Goffman was a boy

Sherri Cavan, a former student of Erving Goffman, has just published an article in Symbolic Interaction that situates and relates back Goffman’s development of concepts like stigma and impression management to his biographical circumstances and his social position as an … Continue reading

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Goffman Special Issue taking Shape: Dimitri Shalin’s article “Interfacing Biography” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction

With the publication of Dimitri Shalin’s article “Interfacing Biography, Theory and History: The Case of Erving Goffman” the Special Issue concerned with Erving Goffman begins to take shape. In his article that has just been published on Early View, Shalin … Continue reading

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Out on Early View: Phil Strong: The Importance of Being Erving

“What then was Goffman’s contribution?” asks Phil Strong in his Review Essay in Symbolic Interaction and then elaborates on the incredible work that most sociology and social psychology students read, at least in parts in the course of their education. … Continue reading

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Symbolic Interaction – On Early View: Goffman in the Gallery: Interactive Art and Visitor Shyness

Susie Scott and colleagues have published an excellent new paper titled “Goffman in the Gallery: Interactive Art and Visitor Shyness” that has just been published on Early View. The paper examines how visitors to museums deal with “situational shyness” when … Continue reading

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