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Erving Goffman

Erving Goffman
Born (1922-06-11)11 June 1922
Mannville, Alberta, Canada
Died 19 November 1982(1982-11-19) (aged 60)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Stomach cancer
Nationality Canadian
Institutions National Institute of Mental Health; University of California, Berkeley; University of Pennsylvania; American Sociological Association; American Association for the Abolition of Involuntary Mental Hospitalization
Education St. John's Technical High School
Alma mater University of Manitoba BSc
University of Toronto B.A.
University of Chicago M.A., PhD
Thesis Communication Conduct in an Island Community (1953)
Doctoral students Carol Brooks Gardner, Charles Goodwin, Marjorie Goodwin, John Lofland, Gary Marx, Harvey Sacks, Emanuel Schegloff, David Sudnow, Eviatar Zerubavel
Known for Sociology of everyday life; Symbolic interactionism; Social constructionism
Influences W. Lloyd Warner, Dennis Wrong
Notable awards Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1969; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1977; Cooley-Mead Award, 1979; Mead Award, 1983

Erving Goffman (11 June 1922 – 19 November 1982), a Canadian-born sociologist and writer, was considered "the most influential American sociologist of the twentieth century".[1] In 2007 he was listed by The Times Higher Education Guide as the sixth most-cited author in the humanities and social sciences, behind Anthony Giddens and ahead of Jürgen Habermas.[2]

Goffman was the 73rd president of the framing) of experience, and particular elements of social life such as total institutions and stigmas.


  • Life 1
  • Career 2
  • Influence and legacy 3
  • Works 4
    • Early works 4.1
    • Presentation of Self 4.2
    • Asylums 4.3
    • Behavior in Public 4.4
    • Stigma 4.5
    • Interaction Ritual 4.6
    • Strategic Interaction 4.7
    • Frame Analysis 4.8
    • Gender Advertisements 4.9
    • Forms of Talk 4.10
  • Positions 5
  • See also 6
  • Selected works 7
  • References 8
    • Notes 8.1
    • Bibliography 8.2
    • Further reading 8.3
  • External links 9


Goffman was born 11 June 1922, in Mannville, Alberta, Canada, to Max Goffman and Anne Goffman, née Averbach.[3][4] He was from a family of Ukrainian Jews who had emigrated to Canada at the turn of the century.[3] He had an older sibling, Frances Bay, who became an actress.[4][5] The family moved to Dauphin, Manitoba, where his father operated a successful tailoring business.[4][6]

From 1937 Goffman attended St. John's Technical High School in Winnipeg, where his family had moved that year. In 1939 he enrolled at the University of Manitoba, majoring in chemistry.[3][4] He interrupted his studies and moved to Ottawa to work in the film industry for the National Film Board of Canada, established by John Grierson.[6] Later he developed an interest in sociology. Also during this time, he met the renowned North American sociologist, Dennis Wrong.[3] Their meeting motivated Goffman to leave the University of Manitoba and enroll at the University of Toronto, where he studied under C. W. M. Hart and Ray Birdwhistell, graduating in 1945 with a BA in sociology and anthropology.[3] Later he moved to the University of Chicago, where he received an MA (1949) and PhD (1953) in sociology.[3][7] For his doctoral dissertation, from December 1949 to May 1951 he lived and collected ethnographic data on the island of Unst in the Shetland Islands.[3]

In 1952 Goffman married Angelica Choate; in 1953, their son Thomas was born. Angelica suffered from mental illness and committed suicide in 1964.[7] Outside his academic career, Goffman was known for his interest, and relative success, in the stock market and in gambling. At one point, in pursuit of his hobbies and ethnographic studies, he became a pit boss at a Las Vegas casino.[7][8]

In 1981 Goffman married sociolinguist Gillian Sankoff. The following year, their daughter Alice was born.[9] In 1982 Goffman died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 19 November, of stomach cancer.[9][10][11] Their daughter, Alice Goffman, is also a sociologist.[12]


The research that Goffman had done in Unst inspired him to write his first major work, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (1956).[7][13] After graduating from the University of Chicago, in 1954–57 he was an assistant to the athletic director at the National Institute for Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland.[7] Participant observation done there led to his essays on mental illness and total institutions which came to form his second book, Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates (1961).[7]

In 1958 Goffman became a faculty member in the sociology department at the University of California, Berkeley, first as a visiting professor, then from 1962 as a full professor.[7] In 1968 he moved to the University of Pennsylvania, receiving the Benjamin Franklin Chair in Sociology and Anthropology,[7] due largely to the efforts of Dell Hymes, a former colleague at Berkeley.[14] In 1969 he became a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[15] In 1970 Goffman became a cofounder of the American Association for the Abolition of Involuntary Mental Hospitalization[16] and coauthored its Platform Statement.[17] In 1971 he published Relations in Public, in which he tied together many of his ideas about everyday life, seen from a sociological perspective.[9] Another major book of his, Frame Analysis, came out in 1974.[9] He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for 1977–78.[8] In 1979, Goffman received the Cooley-Mead Award for Distinguished Scholarship, from the Section on Social Psychology of the American Sociological Association.[18] He was elected the 73rd president of the American Sociological Association, serving in 1981–82; he was, however, unable to deliver the presidential address in person due to progressing illness.[9][19]

Posthumously, in 1983, he received the Mead Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.[20]

Influence and legacy

Goffman was influenced by W. Lloyd Warner. Hughes was the "most influential of his teachers", according to Tom Burns.[1][3][21] Gary Alan Fine and Philip Manning state that Goffman never engaged in serious dialogue with other theorists.[1] His work has, however, influenced and been discussed by numerous contemporary sociologists, including Anthony Giddens, Jürgen Habermas and Pierre Bourdieu.[22]

Though Goffman is often associated with the symbolic interaction school of sociological thought, he did not see himself as a representative of it, and so Fine and Manning conclude that he "does not easily fit within a specific school of sociological thought".[1] His ideas are also "difficult to reduce to a number of key themes"; his work can be broadly described as developing "a comparative, qualitative sociology that aimed to produce generalizations about human behavior".[22][23]

Goffman made substantial advances in the study of interaction order".[22][25][26] He contributed to the sociological concept of framing (frame analysis), to game theory (the concept of strategic interaction), and to the study of interactions and linguistics.[22] With regard to the latter, he argued that the activity of speaking must be seen as a social rather than a linguistic construct.[27] From a methodological perspective, Goffman often employed qualitative approaches, specifically ethnography, most famously in his study of social aspects of mental illness, in particular the functioning of total institutions.[22] Overall, his contributions are valued as an attempt to create a theory that bridges the agency-and-structure divide – for popularizing social constructionism, symbolic interaction, conversation analysis, ethnographic studies, and the study and importance of individual interactions.[28][29] His influence extended far beyond sociology: for example, his work provided the assumptions of much current research in language and social interaction within the discipline of communication.[30]

In 2007 Goffman was listed by The Times Higher Education Guide as the sixth most-cited author in the humanities and social sciences, behind Anthony Giddens and ahead of Jürgen Habermas.[2] His popularity with the general public has been attributed to his writing style, described as "sardonic, satiric, jokey",[29] and as "ironic and self-consciously literary",[31] and to its being more accessible than that of most academics.[32] His style has also been influential in academia, and is credited with popularizing a less formal style in academic publications.[29]

His students included Carol Brooks Gardner, Charles Goodwin, Marjorie Goodwin, John Lofland, Gary Marx, Harvey Sacks, Emanuel Schegloff, David Sudnow and Eviatar Zerubavel.[1]

Despite his influence, according to Fine and Manning there are "remarkably few scholars who are continuing his work", nor has there been a "Goffman school"; thus, his impact on social theory has been simultaneously "great and modest".[28] Fine and Manning attribute the lack of subsequent Goffman-style research and writing to the nature of his signature style, which they consider very difficult to duplicate (even "mimic-proof"), and also to his writing style and subjects not being widely valued in the social sciences.[3][28] With regard to his style, Fine and Manning remark that he tends to be seen either as a scholar whose style is difficult to reproduce, and therefore daunting to those who might wish to emulate his style, or as a scholar whose work was transitional, bridging the work of the Chicago school and that of contemporary sociologists, and thus of less interest to sociologists than the classics of either of those two groups.[23][28] With regard to his subjects, Fine and Manning observe that the topic of behavior in public places is often stigmatized as being trivial, and thus unworthy of serious scholarly attention.[28]

Nonetheless, Fine and Manning note that Goffman is "the most influential American sociologist of the twentieth century".[33] Elliott and Turner see him as "a revered figure – an outlaw theorist who came to exemplify the best of the sociological imagination", and "perhaps the first postmodern sociological theorist".[13]


Early works

Goffman's early works consist of his graduate writings of 1949–53.[22] His master's thesis was a survey of audience responses to a radio soap opera, Big Sister.[22] One of its most important elements was a critique of his research methodology – of experimental logic and of variable analysis.[34] Other writings of the period include Symbols of Class Status (1951) and On Cooling the Mark Out (1952).[34] His doctoral dissertation, Communication Conduct in an Island Community (1953), presented a model of communication strategies in face-to-face interaction, and focused on how everyday life rituals affect public projections of self.[31][34]

Presentation of Self

Goffman's The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life was published in 1956, with a revised edition in 1959.[13] He had developed the book's core ideas from his doctoral dissertation.[31] It was Goffman's first and most famous book,[13] for which he received the American Sociological Association's 1961 MacIver Award.[35]

Goffman describes the theatrical performances that occur in face-to-face interactions.[36] He holds that when an individual comes in contact with another person, he attempts to control or guide the impression that the other person will form of him, by altering his own setting, appearance and manner. At the same time, the person that the individual is interacting with attempts to form an impression of, and obtain information about, the individual.[37] Goffman also believes that participants in social interactions engage in certain practices to avoid embarrassing themselves or others. Society is not homogeneous; we must act differently in different settings. This recognition led Goffman to his dramaturgical analysis. He saw a connection between the kinds of "acts" that people put on in their daily lives and theatrical performances. In a social interaction, as in a theatrical performance, there is an onstage area where actors (individuals) appear before the audience; this is where positive self-concepts and desired impressions are offered. But there is, as well, a backstage – a hidden, private area where individuals can be themselves and drop their societal roles and identities.[31][38][39]


Goffman is sometimes credited with having in 1957 coined the term "total institution",[40] though Fine and Manning note that he had heard it in lectures by Everett Hughes[7] in reference to any type of institution in which people are treated alike and in which behavior is regulated.[41][42] Regardless of whether Goffman coined the term "total institution", he popularized it[43] with his 1961 book, Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates.[44] The book has been described as "ethnography of the concept of the total institution".[45] The book was one of the first sociological examinations of the social situation of mental patients in psychiatric hospitals[46] and a major contribution to understanding of social aspects of mental illness.[22]

The book is composed of four essays: "Characteristics of Total Institutions" (1957); "The Moral Career of the Mental Patient" (1959); "The Underlife of a Public Institution: A Study of Ways of Making Out in a Mental Hospital"; and "The Medical Model and Mental Hospitalization: Some Notes on the Vicissitudes of the Tinkering Trades".[47] The first three essays focus on the experiences of patients; the last, on professional-client interactions.[45] Goffman is mainly concerned with the details of psychiatric hospitalization and with the nature and effects of the process he calls "institutionalization".[48] He describes how institutionalization socializes people into the role of a good patient, someone "dull, harmless and inconspicuous" – a condition which in turn reinforces notions of chronicity in severe mental illness.[49] Total institutions greatly affect people's interactions; yet, even in such places, people find ways to redefine their roles and reclaim their identities.[41]

Asylums has been credited with helping catalyze the reform of mental health systems in a number of countries, leading to reductions in the numbers of large mental hospitals and of the individuals locked up in them.[29] It has also been influential in the anti-psychiatry movement.[35][50]

Behavior in Public

In Behavior in Public Places (1963), Goffman again focuses on everyday public interactions. He draws distinctions between several types of public gatherings ("gatherings", "situations", "social occasions") and types of audiences (acquainted versus unacquainted).[26]


Goffman's book Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity (1963) examines how, to protect their identities when they depart from approved standards of behavior or appearance, people manage impressions of themselves – mainly through concealment. Stigma pertains to the shame that a person may feel when he or she fails to meet other people's standards, and to the fear of being discredited – which causes the individual not to reveal his or her shortcomings. Thus, a person with a criminal record may simply withhold that information from fear of being judged by whomever that person happens to encounter.[51]

Interaction Ritual

Interaction Ritual: Essays on Face-to-Face Behavior is a collection of six Goffman essays. The first four were originally published in the 1950s, the fifth in 1964, and the last was written for the collection. They include: "On Face-work" (1955); "Embarrassment and Social Organization" (1956); "The Nature of Deference and Demeanor" (1956); "Alienation from Interaction" (1957); "Mental Symptoms and Public Order" (1964); and "Where the Action Is".[52]

The first essay, "On Face-work", discusses the concept of face, which is the positive self-image that an individual holds when interacting with others. Goffman believes that face "as a sociological construct of interaction, is neither inherent in nor a permanent aspect of the person".[52] Once an individual offers a positive self-image of him or herself to others, that individual feels a need to maintain and live up to that image. Inconsistency in how a person projects him or herself in society risks embarrassment and discrediting. Therefore, people remain guarded, to ensure that they do not show themselves to others in an unfavorable light.[52]

Strategic Interaction

Goffman's book Strategic Interaction (1969) is his contribution to game theory. It discusses the compatibility of game theory with the legacy of the Chicago School of sociology and with the perspective of symbolic interactionism. It is one of his few works that clearly engage with that perspective. Goffman's view on game theory was shaped by the works of Thomas Schelling. Goffman presents reality as a form of game, and discusses its rules and the various moves that players can make (the "unwitting", the "naive", the "covering", the "uncovering", and the "counter-uncovering").[53]

Frame Analysis

Frame Analysis: An Essay on the Organization of Experience (1974) is Goffman's attempt to explain how conceptual picture frame: a person uses the frame (which represents structure) to hold together his picture (which represents the content) of what he is experiencing in his life.[55][56]

The most basic frames are called primary frameworks. A primary framework takes an individual's experience or an aspect of a scene that would originally be meaningless and makes it meaningful. One type of primary framework is a natural framework, which identifies situations in the natural world and is completely biophysical, with no human influences. The other type of framework is a social framework, which explains events and connects them to humans. An example of a natural framework is the weather, and an example of a social framework is a meteorologist who predicts the weather. Focusing on the social frameworks, Goffman seeks to "construct a general statement regarding the structure, or form, of experiences individuals have at any moment of their social life".[56][57]

Goffman saw this book as his magnum opus, but it was not as popular as his earlier works.[9][54]

Gender Advertisements

Gender Advertisements[58] is a 1979 book that, as part of Goffman's series of studies in the anthropology of visual communication, deals with the topic of gender representation in advertising.[59][60] The book is a visual essay about sex roles in advertising, differences in the depictions of men and women and the subtle, underlying messages about the sexual roles projected by masculine and feminine images in advertising, as well as and symbolism in advertising. In the book Goffman examined over 500 advertisements in order to find general patterns in stereotypical gender representation, which he placed into six categories:[61][62][63]

  1. Relative Size: Goffman argues that social situation is expressed through the relative size of the persons in the advertisements, with men showing their superiority through their girth and height.
  2. Feminine Touch: Women are frequently depicted touching persons or objects in a ritualistic manner, occasionally just barely touching the object or person.
  3. Function Ranking: When a man and woman are shown in a collaborative manner, the male is more likely to be shown as the higher ranked person than the woman.
  4. The Family: When families are depicted in advertising, parents are shown to be closer to their children of the same gender and in some instances men are shown separate from the rest of the family, in a protective manner.
  5. Ritualization of Subordination: Difference is expressed by lowering oneself physically. Superiority and disdain, holding the body erect and the head high.
  6. Licensed Withdrawal: Goffman states that women in advertisements are frequently depicted as removed from the scene around them, either physically turning away from the scene or appearing lost in thought.

In her 2001 work Measuring Up: How Advertising Affects Self-Image, Vickie Rutledge Shields stated that the work was "unique at the time for employing a method now being labeled 'semiotic content analysis'" and that it "[provided] the base for textual analyses ... such as poststructuralist and psychoanalytic approaches".[64] She also noted that feminist scholars like Jean Kilbourne "[built] their highly persuasive and widely circulated findings on the nature of gender in advertising on Goffman's original categories".[64]

Forms of Talk

Goffman's book, Forms of Talk (1981), includes five essays: "Replies and Responses" (1976); "Response Cries" (1978); "Footing" (1979); "The Lecture" (1976); and "Radio Talk" (1981).[65] Each essay addresses both verbal and [66] In the introduction, Goffman identifies three themes that recur throughout the text: "ritualization, participation framework, and embedding".[67]

The first essay, "Replies and Responses", concerns "[66] The fourth essay, "The Lecture", originally an oral presentation, describes different types and methods of lecture. Lastly, in "Radio Talk", Goffman describes the types and forms of talk used in radio programming and the effect they have on listeners.[69]


In his career, Goffman worked at the:

See also

Selected works

  • 1959: The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, University of Edinburgh Social Sciences Research Centre. ISBN 978-0-14-013571-8. Anchor Books edition
  • 1961: Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates. New York, Doubleday. ISBN 0-14-013739-4
  • 1961: Encounters: Two Studies in the Sociology of Interaction – Fun in Games & Role Distance. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill.
  • 1963: Behavior in Public Places: Notes on the Social Organization of Gatherings, The Free Press. ISBN 0-02-911940-5
  • 1963: Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity. Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0-671-62244-7
  • 1967: Interaction Ritual: Essays on Face-to-Face Behavior. Anchor Books. ISBN 0-394-70631-5
  • 1969: Strategic Interaction. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN 0-345-02804-X
  • 1969: Where the action is. Allen Lane. ISBN 0-7139-0079-2
  • 1971: Relations in Public: Microstudies of the Public Order. New York: Basic Books. ISBN 0-06-131957-0
  • 1974: Frame analysis: An essay on the organization of experience. London: Harper and Row. ISBN 978-0-06-090372-5
  • 1979: Gender Advertisements, Macmillan. ISBN 0-06-132076-5
  • 1981: Forms of Talk, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN 978-0-8122-7790-6



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  8. ^ a b Jeff Sallaz (1 January 2009). The Labor of Luck: Casino Capitalism in the United States and South Africa. University of California Press. pp. 262–263.  
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  16. ^ Constance Fischer; Stanley Brodsky (1978). Client Participation in Human Services: The Prometheus Principle.  
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  42. ^ Steven J. Taylor (2009). Acts of Conscience: World War II, Mental Institutions, and Religious Objectors. Syracuse University Press. p. 365.  
  43. ^ Michael Tonry (29 September 2011). The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice. Oxford University Press. p. 884.  
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  • Burns, Tom (1992). Erving Goffman. London;New York: Routledge.  
  • Burns, Tom (2002). Erving Goffman. Routledge.  
  • Elliot, Anthony; Ray, Larry J. (2003). Key Contemporary Social Theorists. Blackwell Publishers Ltd.  
Also available as: Extract.  
  • Fine, Gary Alan; Smith, Gregory W. H. (2000). Erving Goffman. vol. 1–4.  
  • Smith, Greg (2006). Erving Goffman ([Online-Ausg.] ed.). Hoboken: Routledge.  
  • Winkin, Yves; Leeds-Hurwitz, Wendy (2013). Erving Goffman: A critical introduction to media and communication theory. New York: Peter Lang.  

Further reading

  • Dirda, Michael (2010). "Waiting for Goffman", Lapham's Quarterly (Vol 3 No 4). ISSN 1935-7494
  • Ditton, Jason (1980). The View of Goffman, New York:St. Martin’s Press ISBN 978-0-312-84598-8
  • Drew, Paul; Anthony J. Wootton (1988). Erving Goffman: Exploring the Interaction Order. Polity Press.  
  • Goffman, Erving; Lemert, Charles; Branaman, Ann (1997). The Goffman reader. Wiley-Blackwell.  
  • Manning, Philip (1992). Erving Goffman and Modern Sociology. Stanford University Press.  
  • Scheff, Thomas J. (2006). Goffman unbound!: a new paradigm for social science. Paradigm Publishers.  
  • Verhoeven, J (1993). "An interview with Erving Goffman". Research on Language and Social Interaction 26 (3): 317–348.  
  • Verhoeven, J (1993). "Backstage with Erving Goffman: The context of the interview". Research on Language and Social Interaction 26 (3): 307–31.  

External links

  • Algazi, Gadi. "Erving Goffman: A Bibliography," Department of History, Tel Aviv University
  • Brackwood, B. Diane. (1997). "Erving Goffman," Magill's Guide to 20th Century Authors. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.
  • Cavan, Sherri. (2011, July). "When Erving Goffman Was a Boy." Erving Goffman Archive, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
  • (weekly journal), "Articles on Goffman,"Dear HabermasCalifornia State University, Dominguez Hills. A listing of further reading and online resources.
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