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  • adj. Of or relating to Erving Goffman (1922–1982), influential Canadian-born sociologist and writer.

Etymologies

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Goffman +‎ -ian

Examples

  • On the social theory side, there is a constellation of concepts already in place to talk about this kind of thing, whether its Goffmanian ideas about frontstage and backstage, or ideas from anthropology about shifting boundaries of cultural intimacy.

    The Magic Circle

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