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Goffman, Erving 

Source:
A Dictionary of Critical Theory
Author(s):

Ian Buchanan

(1922–82)Canadian‐born sociologist; born in Mannville in Alberta, but raised near Winnipeg. His parents were lower middle-class Ukrainian Jews. Goffman originally enrolled to study chemistry in Manitoba, but after a spell working for the National Film Board became interested in sociology and switched his major, moving to Toronto where he was taught by eminent social scientists ... ...

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