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Erving Goffman

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Erving Goffman (11 June 1922 – 19 November 1982) was a Canadian-born American sociologist and writer. He moved to the United States. Goffman wrote about social stigma.

His first book, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, was published in the U.S. 1959.[1] In 1961, Goffman published the book Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates. In 1968 he became a Chair in Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. His last book, Forms of Talk, was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle award. He died November 20, 1982 of stomach cancer.

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  1. Parry, Marc (18 November 2013). "The American Police State" – via The Chronicle of Higher Education.