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Erving Goffman

Collins links Goffman more to social anthropology than to symbolic interactionism.Influenced by the former, he held a distinctive perspective which had a powerful influence on the latter. It could be argued that he had a hand in shaping another creative sociology-ethno methodology. Recognized as a symbolic interactionist,he remained best known for his dramaturgical theory.

Major Works:
Presentation of self in everyday life (1959)
Role Distance (1961
) Stigma (1963)