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Goffman, Erving

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Born: 1922 AD
Died: 1982 AD, at 60 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Sociologist, Writers

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1922 – He was born on the 11th day of June of this year.

 

1937 – Around this year, Goffman attented St. John's Technical High School, Dauphin.

 

1939 – He studied chemistry in University of Manitoba in this year.

 

1945 – He received his B.A. at the University of Toronto this year and his M.A. in 1949.

 

1952 – He tied knot with Angelica Choate, with whom he had one son, Tom.

 

1959 - Goffman's greatest contribution to social theory is his formulation of symbolic interaction as dramaturgical perspective in his book The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life.

 

1961 – He wrote Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates. New York, Doubleday. He also wrote Frame analysis: An Essay on the Organization of Experience. Many of his works form the basis for the sociological and media studies concept of framing.

 

1964 – His wife Angelica committed suicide this year.

 

1978 – He was awarde In Medias Res, International Prize for Communicating.

 

1981 – He married the Canadian linguist Gillian Sankoff, with whom he had a daughter, Alice.

 

1982 – He died of stomach cancer on the 19th day of November this year.


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