Erving Goffman

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

His first book was published in 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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