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The Routledge international handbook of Goffman studies, edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen and Gregory Smith

Label
The Routledge international handbook of Goffman studies, edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen and Gregory Smith
Language
eng
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The Routledge international handbook of Goffman studies
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Responsibility statement
edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen and Gregory Smith
Series statement
Routledge international handbooks
Summary
"This book explores the fertility and enigma of Irving Goffman's sociological reasoning and its capacity to shed fresh light on the fundamental features of human sociality. Thematically arranged, it brings together the work of leading scholars of Goffman's work to explore the concepts and themes that define Goffman's analytical preoccupations, examining the ways these ideas have shaped significant fields of study and situating Goffman's sociology in comparison to some eminent thinkers often linked with his name. Through a series of chapters informed by the same inventive and imaginative spirit characteristic of Goffman's sociology, it presents fresh perspectives on his contribution to the field and reveals the value of his thought for a variety of disciplines, now increasingly aware of the importance of Goffman's sociology to a range of social phenomena. A fresh perspective on the legacy of one of sociology's most important figures, The Routledge International Handbook of Goffman Studies will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in interactionist and micro-sociological perspectives"--, Provided by publisher
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