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Goffman in Feminist Perspective

Candace West
Sociological Perspectives
Vol. 39, No. 3 (Autumn, 1996), pp. 353-369
Published by: Sage Publications, Inc.
DOI: 10.2307/1389251
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1389251
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Goffman in Feminist Perspective
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Abstract

In this paper, my aim is to call attention to Erving Goffman's contributions to feminist theory. I begin by reviewing his sociological agenda and assessments of that agenda by his critics. Next, I consider various substantive contributions of his work to our understanding of women's experiences in public places, spoken interaction between women and men, and sex and gender. I conclude with a discussion of the significance of Goffman's work for analyzing the politics of and in the personal sphere.

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