Gadi Algazi / Department of History, Tel Aviv University

Erving Goffman: A Bibliography

This bibliography replaces the incomplete one previously posted. It is based on my database and the valuable information in Jason Ditton, "A bibliographic exegesis of Goffman's sociology", in Ditton, ed., The View from Goffman (New York: St Martin's Press, 1980). Please send corrections and additions to

[1] Communication Conduct in an Island Community. (PhD. dissertation, University of Chicago, 1953)

[2] "Symbols of Class Status," British Journal of Sociology 11 (1951), pp. 294-304

[3] "On Cooling the Mark Out," Psychiatry: Journal of Interpersonal Relations 15:4 (1952), pp. 451-463.

[4] "The Service Station Dealer: The Man and His Work." (Prepared for the American Petroleum Institute), Mimeographed, Chicago; Social Research Incorporated, 1953).

[5] "A Note on Interviewing." Human Organization 12 (1954), p. 32.

[6] "On Face-Work: An Analysis of Ritual Elements in Social Interaction," Psychiatry: Journal of Interpersonal Relations 18:3 (1955), pp. 213-231 [rpt. in: Interaction Ritual, pp. 5-46]

[7] Review of Tobati: Paraguayan Town, by Elm an R. Service and Helen S. Service (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1954), American Journal of Sociology 61 (1955-6), 186-187

[8] The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. (Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh, 1956) (Social Sciences Research Centre, Monograph no. 2)

[9] "The Nature of Deference and Demeanor," American Anthropologist 58 (1956), pp. 473-502 [rpt. in: Interaction Ritual, pp. 47-96]

[10] "Embarrassment and Social Organization," American Journal of Sociology 62:3 (1956), pp. 264-271 [rpt. in: Interaction Ritual, pp. 97-112]

[11] "Interpersonal Persuasion," in: Bertram Schaffner (ed.), Group Processes (New York: Josiah Macy Foundation, 1956), 117-193 [revised as "Characteristics of Total Institutions"].

[12] "Alienation from Interaction," Human Relations 10:1 (1957), pp. 47-60 [rpt. in: Interaction Ritual, pp.  113-136]

[13] "Characteristics of Total Institutions," in: Symposium on Preventative and Social Psychiatry, Sponsored by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the Walter Reed Army Medical Centre, and the National Research Council, Washington, (Government Printing Office, 1957), pp. 43-93 [revised version of "Interpersonal Persuasion"; revised in: Asylums, pp. 1-124]

[14] "On Some Convergences of Sociology and Psychiatry: A Sociologist's View," Psychiatry: Journal of Interpersonal Relations 20:3 (1957), pp. 201-203

[15] Review of: Other People's Money by Donald R. Cressey (Glencoe: The Free Press, 1953), Psychiatry: Journal of Interpersonal Relations 20:3 (1957), pp. 321-326.

[16] Review of: Human Problems of a State Mental Hospital, by Ivan Belknap (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1956), Administrative Science Quarterly 2:1 (1957), pp. 120-121.

[17] The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. (New York: Doubleday Anchor, 1959) (London: Allen Lane, 1969).

[18] "The Moral Career of the Mental Patient." Psychiatry: Journal of Interpersonal Relations 22:2 (1959), pp. 123-142 [rpt. in: Asylums (1961), pp. 125-170]

[19] Encounters: Two Studies in the Sociology of Interaction. (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1961) (London: Allen Lane, 1972)

[20] "Role Distance", in: Encounters, pp. 85-132.

[21] "Fun in Games," in: Encounters.

[22] Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates. (New York: Doubleday Anchor, 1961); (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1968)

[23] "On The Characteristics of Total Institutions," in: Asylums, pp. 1-124 [see 13].

[24] "The Moral Career of the Mental Patient," in: Asylums, pp. 125-171 [see 18]

[25] "The Underlife of a Public Institution: A Study of Ways of Making Out in a Mental Hospital," in: Asylums, pp. 171-320

[26] "The Medical Model and Mental Hospitalization: Some Notes on the Vicissitudes of the Tinkering Trades," in: Asylums, pp. 321-386.

[27] Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1963) (Harmondsworth; Penguin, 1968).

[28] Behavior in Public Places: Notes on the Social Organization of Gatherings. (Glencoe: The Free Press, 1963)

[29] "Mental Symptoms and Public Order," in: Disorders in Communication (Research Publications of the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease, vol. 42), pp. 262-269 [rpt. in: Interaction Ritual, pp. 137-148]

[30] "The Neglected Situation," American Anthropologist 66:6 (1964), part II (Special Issue), pp.  133-136

[31] "Communication and Enforcement Systems," in: Kathleen Archibald (ed), Strategic Interaction and Conflict (Berkeley; Institute of International Studies, University of California, 1966), pp.  198-220 [revised version as "Expression Games," in: Strategic Interaction]

[32] Interaction Ritual: Essays on Face-to-Face Behavior. (New York: Doubleday Anchor, 1967) (London: Allen Lane, 1972)

[33] "On Face-Work," in: Interaction Ritual, pp. 5-46 [see 6]
[34] "The Nature of Deference and Demeanor," in: Interaction Ritual, pp. 47-96 [see 9]

[35] "Embarrassment and Social Organization," in: Interaction Ritual, pp. 97-112 [see 10]

[36] "Alienation from Interaction", in: Interaction Ritual, pp. 113-136 [see 12]

[37] "Mental Symptoms and Public Order," in: Interaction Ritual, pp. 137-148 [see 29]

[38] "Where the Action Is," in: Interaction Ritual, pp. 149-270

[39] Strategic Interaction. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1969); (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1970)

[40] "Strategic Interaction," in: Strategic Interaction.

[41] "Expression Games: An Analysis of Doubts at Play," in: Strategic Interaction [see 31]

[42] "The Insanity of Place," Psychiatry: Journal of Interpersonal Relations 32:4 (1969), pp. 357-387 [rpt. in: Relations in Public]

[43] Relations in Public: Microstudies of the Public Order. (New York: Basic Books, 1971); (London; Allen Lane, 1971)

[44] Frame Analysis: An Essay on the Organization of Experience. (New York: Harper and Row, 1974); (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1975)

[45] "Gender Advertisements," Studies in the Anthropology of Visual Communication 3:2 (1976), pp. 69-154 [rpt. as Gender Advertisements, 1979]

[46] "Replies and Responses," Language in Society 5:3 (1976), pp. 257-313 [rpt. in: Forms of Talk, pp. 5-77]

[47] "The Arrangement Between the Sexes," Theory and Society 4:3 (1977), pp. 301-331

[48] "Response Cries," Language 54:4 (1978), pp. 787-815 [rpt. in: Forms of Talk]

[49] Gender Advertisements. (New York: Harper and Row, 1979); (London: Macmillan, 1979) (see 45)

[50] "Footing," Semiotica 25:1-2 (1979), pp. 1-29 [rpt. in: Forms of Talk]

[51] "A Reply to Denzin and Keller," Contemporary Sociology 10 (1981), pp. 60-68

[52] Forms of Talk. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1981); (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981).

[53] "Replies and Responses," in: Forms of Talk, pp. 5-77

[54] "Response Cries", in: Forms of Talk, pp. 78-122 [see 48].

[55] "Footing", in: Forms of Talk, pp. 124-159 [see 50].

[56] "The Lecture," in: Forms of Talk, pp. 162-195

[57] "Radio Talk", in: Forms of Talk, pp. 197-327.

[58] "Felicity's Condition," American Journal of Sociology 89:1 (1983), pp. 1-53.

[59] "The Interaction Order," American Sociological Review 48 (1983), pp. 1-17.

On Goffman:

  • Gary Alan Fine & Gregoy W. H. Smith eds., Erving Goffman. [Sage Masters of Modern Social Thought], 4 volumes (London: Sage, 2000)
  • Boltanski, Luc. "Erving Goffman et le temps du soupçon: A propos de la publication en français de La representation de soi dans la vie quotidienne. Information sur les sciences sociales 12:3 (1973), pp. 127-147.
  • Ditton, Jason, ed. The View from Goffman. New York: St Martin's Press, 1980).
  • Drew, Paul, and Anthony Wooton, eds. Erving Goffman: Exploring the Interaction Order. (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1988).
  • Riggins, Stephen, ed. Beyond Goffman. (Bloomington, 1989).
  • Gamson, William A. 1985. "Goffman's Legacy to Political Sociology." Theory and Society 14: 605-22.

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