Notes on the feeling of embarrassment in Erving Goffman

The objective of this paper is to briefly present the relation postulated by Goffman between the order of interaction and the feeling of embarrassment. We have also schematically sought to emphasize certain intellectual influences that have marked the making of his work. That way, we highlight his passing through the Sociology Department of Chicago and his complex relation with the interactionist analytical posture.

Social order; International order; Social projection of the self; Feeling of embarrassment


Associação Nacional de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais - ANPOCS Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 315 - sala 116, 05508-900 São Paulo SP Brazil, Tel.: +55 11 3091-4664, Fax: +55 11 3091-5043 - São Paulo - SP - Brazil
E-mail: anpocs@anpocs.org.br