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The Legacy of Goffman
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He seemed to grasp just how controversial such a reversal was and to revel in the mystery and charisma his ideas engendered in both readers and critics alike. Except for one sparkling exception in the early 1980s, he ignored all critical commentary about his work (and there was plenty of it), and stayed blissfullysome would say arrogantly-above it all. He worked with some of the best students produced by graduate schools during the halcyon days of the 1960s and 1970s when social science was in bloom, and much of the work and writing of that era was inspired by his formidable presence.