Contact After Adoption: A Longitudinal Study of Post-Adoption Contact Arrangements, Elsbeth Neil, Mary Beek and Emma Ward

Daniel Allen
2016 British Journal of Social Work  
This entry outlines Goffman's biography, sketches the importance of the intellectual and social contexts provided by the universities of Toronto and Chicago where Goffman studied in the 1940s and 1950s, and summarizes his major substantive contributions (dramaturgy, the interaction order, the significance of the ritual dimension, his treatments of mental patients, the stigmatized, gender, and the concept of frame and the framing process). The continuing relevance of Goffman's ideas to
more » ... ideas to contemporary sociology is examined.
doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcw035 fatcat:uxhnq57rqvdkpponfzrz4ngtvq