Systematyczna socjologia informacji Ervinga Goffmana

Słowa kluczowe: Erving Goffman, Harold Garfinkel, informacja, perspektywy socjologiczne, socjologia informacji, systematyczność


W stulecie urodzin Ervinga Goffmana artykuł ten ma na celu przyjrzenie się jego pionierskim pracom z zakresu socjologii informacji. Goffman stworzył teorię informacji sui generis, która była niezależna od już istniejących studiów nad informacją. Rozważania Goffmana dotyczące informacji są powszechnie obecne w jego pracach. Są one systematyczne w tym sensie, że rozwijają się i można zauważyć ich postęp we wszystkich jego dziełach. Jednakże, jego wkład w rozważania dotyczące informacji są dopiero odkrywane. Dotychczas istniejące opracowania prac Goffmana nie przykładały należytej uwagi i nie doceniały jego systematycznego ujęcia informacji. Informacja była tematem dociekań Goffmana w tym samym czasie jak Harolda Garfinkla. Informacja i systematyczne studia nad informacją są wskazywane jako te, które pozwalają na ustalenie powiązań i różnic pomiędzy Goffmanem i Garfinklem.


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