Erving Goffman: The reluctant apprentice
Journal/Book: Symb Interact. 2000; 23: C/O Journals Division 2000 Center St, Ste 303, Berkeley, CA 94704-1223, USA. Univ Calif Press. 299-308.
Abstract: The intellectual relationship between Erving Goffman and Everett C. Hughes is explored in the context of an apprenticeship model derived from correspondence between the two sociologists, Goffman is identified as a ''reluctant apprentice'' because his work and his letters to Hughes display a tension between a striking originality and a fidelity to his ''master.'' Three phases of their ambivalent relationship are described and an explanation for Goffman's reluctant acknowledgment of Hughes's influence is briefly explored.
Note: Article Jaworski GD, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ, Dept Sociol, Florham Madison Campus, 285 Madison Ave, Madison,NJ 07940 USA