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Stigma Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity

ISBN-10: 0671622447

ISBN-13: 9780671622442

Edition: 1986

Authors: Erving Goffman

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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 6/15/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Erving Goffman, an American sociologist, received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is known for his distinctive method of research and writing. He was concerned with defining and uncovering the rules that govern social behavior down to the minutest details. He contributed to interactionist theory by developing what he called the "dramaturgical approach," according to which behavior is seen as a series of mini-dramas. Goffman studied social interaction by observing it himself---no questionnaires, no research assistants, no experiments. The title of his first book, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (1959), became one of the themes of all of his subsequent research. He also observed and wrote about the social environment in which people live, as in his Total Institutions. He taught his version of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania; he died in 1983, the year in which he served as president of the American Sociological Association.

Stigma and Social Identity
Preliminary Conceptions
The Own and the Wise
Moral Career
Information Control and Personal Identity
The Discredited and the Discreditable
Social Information
Visibility
Personal Identity
Biography
Biographical Others
Passing
Techniques of Information Control
Covering
Group Alignment and Ego Identity
Ambivalence
Professional Presentations
In-Group Alignments
Out-Group Alignments
The Politics of Identity
The Self and Its Other
Deviations and Norms
The Normal Deviant
Stigma and Reality
Deviations and Deviance