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Dmitri Shalin Interview With Angelo A. Alonzo About Erving Goffman Entitled "I Asked Goffman If He Had Time And He Said “No” But If I Wanted To Talk As He Ran A Couple Of Errands On Telegraph Ave I Was Welcome To Come Along", Angelo A. Alonzo Apr 2014

Dmitri Shalin Interview With Angelo A. Alonzo About Erving Goffman Entitled "I Asked Goffman If He Had Time And He Said “No” But If I Wanted To Talk As He Ran A Couple Of Errands On Telegraph Ave I Was Welcome To Come Along", Angelo A. Alonzo

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Dr. Angelo A. Alonzo, professor of sociology at the Ohio State University and Yale University, wrote this memoir for the Erving Goffman Archives at the request of Dmitri Shalin and approved posting the present version on the web.


Goffman, Simmel, And Chicago, Horst J. Helle Mar 2014

Goffman, Simmel, And Chicago, Horst J. Helle

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

In summary, it seems that EG’s Frame Analysis deserves much more attention from our discipline as does the theoretical work of Georg Simmel.


Dmitri Shalin Interview With J. David Sapir About Erving Goffman Entitled "Seeing The Photographs Erving Said, "Do You Think That Those Pictures Say Anything About Reality? Absolutely Not. . ."", J. David Sapir Mar 2014

Dmitri Shalin Interview With J. David Sapir About Erving Goffman Entitled "Seeing The Photographs Erving Said, "Do You Think That Those Pictures Say Anything About Reality? Absolutely Not. . ."", J. David Sapir

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

This memoir is written by Dr. J. David Sapir, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Anthropology, Virginia University, and it posted in the Goffman Archives with his permission. The extended paper from which this excerpt is taken can be found on this page,http://people.virginia.edu/~ds8s/WE-documentarystyle.pdf.


Dmitri Shalin Interview With Donald Levine About Erving Goffman Entitled "Remembering Erving Goffman", Donald Levine Jan 2014

Dmitri Shalin Interview With Donald Levine About Erving Goffman Entitled "Remembering Erving Goffman", Donald Levine

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Remembering Erving Goffman


Dmitri Shalin Interview With Peter Archibald About Erving Goffman Entitled "“If You Are Such A Great Sociologist, Why Are You Still In Canada?” My Encounter With Erving Goffman", Peter Archibald Jan 2014

Dmitri Shalin Interview With Peter Archibald About Erving Goffman Entitled "“If You Are Such A Great Sociologist, Why Are You Still In Canada?” My Encounter With Erving Goffman", Peter Archibald

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Dr. Peter Archibald, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the McMaster University, wrote this memoir at the suggestion of Tony Puddephatt and the request of Dmitri Shalin and gave his permission to post the present version in the Erving Goffman Archives.


Dmitri Shalin Interview With Laurel Richardson About Erving Goffman Entitled "When I Told The Group I Was The Daughter Of A Jewish Woman Who Emigrated From Russia, Goffman Said, “So That Explains Why You Are So Smart”", Laurel Richardson Jan 2014

Dmitri Shalin Interview With Laurel Richardson About Erving Goffman Entitled "When I Told The Group I Was The Daughter Of A Jewish Woman Who Emigrated From Russia, Goffman Said, “So That Explains Why You Are So Smart”", Laurel Richardson

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Dr. Laurel Richardson sent this note about her encounter with Erving Goffman on January 4, 2014, and gave her approval for adding it to the Goffman Archives.


Dmitri Shalin Interview With Vincent Colapietry About Erving Goffman Entitled "Remembering Erving Goffman", Vincent Colapietro Jan 2014

Dmitri Shalin Interview With Vincent Colapietry About Erving Goffman Entitled "Remembering Erving Goffman", Vincent Colapietro

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Notes from Vincent Colapietro


Dmitri Shalin Interview With Peter Miller About Erving Goffman Entitled "The Perilous Journey Of The Self And The Salvation Of Private Life: Reflections From Dmitri Shalin's 'Interfacing Biography, Theory And History: The Case Of Erving Goffman'", Peter Miller Dec 2013

Dmitri Shalin Interview With Peter Miller About Erving Goffman Entitled "The Perilous Journey Of The Self And The Salvation Of Private Life: Reflections From Dmitri Shalin's 'Interfacing Biography, Theory And History: The Case Of Erving Goffman'", Peter Miller

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Notes from Peter Miller


Erving Seemed Surprised At How Little “Power” Came With The Asa Presidency, And Noted That The Position Of Secretary Carried Much More Clout, James F. Short Dec 2013

Erving Seemed Surprised At How Little “Power” Came With The Asa Presidency, And Noted That The Position Of Secretary Carried Much More Clout, James F. Short

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Dr. James F. Short, Professor Emeritus at the Washington State University, wrote this memoir at the request of Dmitri Shalin and gave his permission to post it in the Erving Goffman Archives.


Dmitri Shalin Interview With Edward Tiryakian About Erving Goffman Entitled "Parsons Was About 5'6" Or 5'5" But When He Started To Speak, He Got To Be Six Feet Five", Edward Tiryakian Sep 2013

Dmitri Shalin Interview With Edward Tiryakian About Erving Goffman Entitled "Parsons Was About 5'6" Or 5'5" But When He Started To Speak, He Got To Be Six Feet Five", Edward Tiryakian

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

This interview with Edward Tiryakian, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Duke University, was recorded on August 23, 2011, at the Mediterranean Café in Las Vegas. Dmitri Shalin transcribed the interview, after which Dr. Tiryakian edited the transcript and approved posting the present version in the Goffman Archives. Breaks in the conversation flow are indicated by ellipses. Supplementary information and additional materials inserted during the editing process appear in square brackets. Undecipherable words and unclear passages are identified in the text as “[?]” The interviewer’s questions are shortened in places.


Goffman Got Up And Moved To The Center Of The Room And Began Doing A Mime Strip-Tease, Peter Zelchenko Jul 2013

Goffman Got Up And Moved To The Center Of The Room And Began Doing A Mime Strip-Tease, Peter Zelchenko

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Peter Zelchenko offered this memoir based on recollections of his mother, Gladys Meirovits, and approved adding the present version to the Erving Goffman Archives.


Dmitri Shalin Interview With S. Leonard Syme About Erving Goffman Entitled "Erving Looked At The Room And Announced, “I See Everyone Is Observing The Rituals Of Mourning”", S. Leonard Syme Feb 2012

Dmitri Shalin Interview With S. Leonard Syme About Erving Goffman Entitled "Erving Looked At The Room And Announced, “I See Everyone Is Observing The Rituals Of Mourning”", S. Leonard Syme

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

This interview with S. Leonard Syme, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, was recorded in Las Vegas on October 12, 2011. Dmitri Shalin transcribed the interview, after which Dr. Syme edited the transcript and approved posting the present version in the Erving Goffman Archives. Breaks in the conversation flow are indicated by ellipses. Supplementary information and additional materials inserted during the editing process appear in square brackets. Undecipherable words and unclear passages are identified in the text as “[?]”.


A “Variable” Researcher’S Memories Of Erving Goffman, Travis Hirschi Feb 2012

A “Variable” Researcher’S Memories Of Erving Goffman, Travis Hirschi

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Dr. Travis Hirschi, regents Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona, wrote this memoir at the request of Dmitri Shalin and gave his permission to post the present version in the Erving Goffman Archives.


When Erving Goffman Was A Boy, Sherri Cavan Jul 2011

When Erving Goffman Was A Boy, Sherri Cavan

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Like creating a mosaic, the bits and pieces of Erving Goffman’s life yield a picture of a complex man who lived in troubled times and through his writings changed the way whole generations saw the world. Looking at that life I chose to focus on his boyhood, from childhood through adolescence. My purpose is here descriptive, an ethnography of a childhood recounting events of Goffman’s early life and placing them in their social, historical and cultural context. That done, I will have a few words to say about the themes that I see in this narrative as well ...


A Glimpse Of Goffman, Lester R. Kurtz Feb 2011

A Glimpse Of Goffman, Lester R. Kurtz

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Dr. Lester R. Kurtz, Professor of George Mason University, wrote this memoir at the request of Dmitri Shalin and gave his permission to post the present version in the Erving Goffman Archives.


Dmitri Shalin Interview With Dennis Wrong About Erving Goffman Entitled "Bobby Adamson Said, “Pooky Is A Genius, And As Soon As He Starts Writing His Own Stuff It Will Be Recognized”", Dennis Wrong Jan 2011

Dmitri Shalin Interview With Dennis Wrong About Erving Goffman Entitled "Bobby Adamson Said, “Pooky Is A Genius, And As Soon As He Starts Writing His Own Stuff It Will Be Recognized”", Dennis Wrong

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

This interview with Dr. Dennis Wrong, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at New York University, was recorded over the phone on December 10 and 12, 2010. Dmitri Shalin transcribed the interview, after which Dennis Wrong edited the transcripts and approved posting the present version in the Erving Goffman Archives. Dr. Wrong also sent in a three page handwritten memoir. Breaks in the conversation flow are indicated by ellipses. The interviewer’s questions are shortened in several places.


Dmitri Shalin Interview With Sherri Cavan About Erving Goffman Entitled "Remembering Goffman", Dmitri N. Shalin, Sherri Cavan Dec 2010

Dmitri Shalin Interview With Sherri Cavan About Erving Goffman Entitled "Remembering Goffman", Dmitri N. Shalin, Sherri Cavan

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Letter from Dmitri Shalin


After High Holidays Erving Made Up Excuses Rather Than Admit That He Missed School Because He Was Jewish, Avron Katz Dec 2010

After High Holidays Erving Made Up Excuses Rather Than Admit That He Missed School Because He Was Jewish, Avron Katz

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

This interview with Avron Katz was conducted in 2001 by his daughter Syva-Lee Wildenmann and presented as a student paper for the class on "Social Psychology from a Sociological Perspective" taught by Dr. Daniel Albas, professor of sociology at the University of Manitoba.


To Me, Goffman Was A Shakespearean Figure, The Fool Who Spoke The Wisdom Of The Play, Marvin B. Scott Nov 2010

To Me, Goffman Was A Shakespearean Figure, The Fool Who Spoke The Wisdom Of The Play, Marvin B. Scott

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Dr. Marvin B. Scott, Professor Emeritus at Hunter College, wrote this memoir at the request of Jackie Wiseman.


Dmitri Shalin Interview With Arlene Skolnick About Erving Goffman Entitled "Remembering Erving Goffman", Arlene Skolnick Aug 2010

Dmitri Shalin Interview With Arlene Skolnick About Erving Goffman Entitled "Remembering Erving Goffman", Arlene Skolnick

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

These conversations with Dr. Arlene Skolnick were recorded over the phone on August 7 and August 30, 2010. After Dmitri Shalin transcribed the conversations, Dr. Skolnick edited the transcript and approved posting the present version in the Goffman Archives. Breaks in the conversation flow are indicated by ellipses. Supplementary information and additional materials inserted during the editing process appear in square brackets. Undecipherable words and unclear passages are identified in the text as “[?]”.


Erving Goffman As A Pioneer In Self-Ethnography? The “Insanity Of Place” Revisited*, Dmitri N. Shalin Aug 2010

Erving Goffman As A Pioneer In Self-Ethnography? The “Insanity Of Place” Revisited*, Dmitri N. Shalin

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

This paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, August 14, 2010. I wish to express my profound gratitude to all those who have helped preserve the memory of Erving Goffman by contributing a memoir to the Erving Goffman Archives. I am especially grateful to Frances Goffman Bay, Esther Besbris, and Marly Zaslov for providing family documents and invaluable recollections about Erving Goffman’s formative years, as well as to EGA board members whose practical assistance and good cheer sustained me throughout this project.


Goffman's Self-Ethnographies, Dmitri N. Shalin Aug 2010

Goffman's Self-Ethnographies, Dmitri N. Shalin

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, August 14, 2010. I wish to express my profound gratitude to all those who helped preserve the memory of Erving Goffman by contributing a memoir to the Erving Goffman Archives. I am especially grateful to Frances Goffman Bay, Esther Besbris, and Marly Zaslov for providing family documents and invaluable recollections about Erving Goffman’s formative years, as well as to EGA board members whose practical assistance and good cheer sustained me throughout this project.


The Zen Of Erving Goffman, Peter Miller Jul 2010

The Zen Of Erving Goffman, Peter Miller

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Dr. Peter Miller wrote this memoir at the request of Dmitri Shalin and gave his permission to post the present version in the Erving Goffman Archives.


Goffman Was An Intense Perfectionist About His Writing, Putting Sheet After Sheet Into The Typewriter And Then Throwing Each Away, Ann Swidler Jul 2010

Goffman Was An Intense Perfectionist About His Writing, Putting Sheet After Sheet Into The Typewriter And Then Throwing Each Away, Ann Swidler

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Dr. Ann Swidler, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, wrote this memoir at the request of Dmitri Shalin and gave her permission to post the present version in the Erving Goffman Archives.


Erving Goffman And Asymmetric Anonymity, David Nasatir Jul 2010

Erving Goffman And Asymmetric Anonymity, David Nasatir

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Dr. David Nasatir, Visiting Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, wrote this memoir at the request of Dmitri Shalin and approved positing the present version in the Erving Goffman Archives.


Dmitri Shalin Interview With Roy Turner About Erving Goffman Entitled "What Struck Me First About Goffman Was That He Had An Amazing Elegance In His Delivery", Roy Turner Jul 2010

Dmitri Shalin Interview With Roy Turner About Erving Goffman Entitled "What Struck Me First About Goffman Was That He Had An Amazing Elegance In His Delivery", Roy Turner

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

This conversation with Dr. Roy Turner, Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia, was recorded over the phone on April 4, 2010. After Dmitri Shalin transcribed the interview, Dr. Turner edited the text and approved posting the present version in the Goffman Archives. Breaks in the conversation flow are indicated by ellipses. Supplementary information and additional materials inserted during the editing process appear in square brackets. Undecipherable words and unclear passages are identified in the text as “[?]”.


Dmitri Shalin Interview With Audrey Wipper About Erving Goffman Entitled "Goffman Was Very Original From The Beginning, He Had His Own Way Of Seeing And He Stuck To It", Audrey Wipper May 2010

Dmitri Shalin Interview With Audrey Wipper About Erving Goffman Entitled "Goffman Was Very Original From The Beginning, He Had His Own Way Of Seeing And He Stuck To It", Audrey Wipper

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

This conversation with Dr. Audrey Wipper, Professor Emerita at the University of Waterloo, was recorded over the phone on September 23, 2009. After Dmitri Shalin transcribed the interview, Dr. Wipper edited the transcript and approved posting the present version on the web. Breaks in the conversation flow are indicated by ellipses. Supplementary information and additional materials inserted during the editing process appear in square brackets. Undecipherable words and unclear passages are identified in the text as “[?]”.


Dmitri Shalin Interview With Marly Zaslov About Erving Goffman Entitled "The Whole Idea Of Image And How You Are Perceived By Other People Was Important For The Averbachs", Marly Zaslov Apr 2010

Dmitri Shalin Interview With Marly Zaslov About Erving Goffman Entitled "The Whole Idea Of Image And How You Are Perceived By Other People Was Important For The Averbachs", Marly Zaslov

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

This conversation with Marly Zaslov was recorded over the phone on January 4, 2009. After Dmitri Shalin transcribed the interview, Marly Zaslov edited the transcript and approved posting the present version in the Goffman Archives. Supplementary information and additional materials inserted during the editing process appear in square brackets. Undecipherable words and unclear passages are identified in the text as [?].


Dmitri Shalin Interview With Gino Segre About Erving Goffman Entitled "As We Were Leaving The Tennis Court, Erving Told Me, “You Were Wrong. Nothing In Life Is Casual”", Gino Segre Mar 2010

Dmitri Shalin Interview With Gino Segre About Erving Goffman Entitled "As We Were Leaving The Tennis Court, Erving Told Me, “You Were Wrong. Nothing In Life Is Casual”", Gino Segre

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

This conversation with Professor Gino Segre, University of Pennsylvania, was recorded over the phone on February 23, 2010. After Dmitri Shalin transcribed the interview, Dr. Segre edited the transcript and approved posting the present version on the web. Breaks in the conversation flow are indicated by ellipses. Supplementary information and additional materials inserted during the editing process appear in square brackets. Undecipherable words and unclear passages are identified in the text as “[?]”.


Dmitri Shalin Interview With Ruth A. Wallace About Erving Goffman Entitled "Goffman Really Was Going Out Of His Way To Help People Who Were Different", Ruth A. Wallace Mar 2010

Dmitri Shalin Interview With Ruth A. Wallace About Erving Goffman Entitled "Goffman Really Was Going Out Of His Way To Help People Who Were Different", Ruth A. Wallace

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

This conversation with Dr. Ruth Wallace, Professor Emerita of George Washington University, was recorded over the phone on January 11, 2009. After Dmitri Shalin transcribed the interview, Dr. Wallace approved posting the present version on the web. Breaks in the conversation flow are indicated by ellipses. Supplementary information and additional materials inserted during the editing process appear in square brackets. Undecipherable words and unclear passages are identified in the text as “[?]”.