Friday, November 18 / 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Session 107
Erving Goffman and the Historians: Contributions of Interactionism to the Study of the Relationships between States, Institutions and Populations

Chair: Aliza Luft, University of California, Los Angeles
Discussant: Aliza Luft, University of California, Los Angeles

1. The Photographical Interaction: A Close-up of the Making of Id Photographs in a Polish Town, in the 1930sLeïla Belhalfaoui, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris; Tymoteusz Skowronski, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.

2. Reading Face to Face Interactions with Erving Goffman : the Case of Social Workers’ Investigations in Interwar ParisLola Zappi, Center for history and economics, Harvard University.

3. Grasping Power Relationships in Prison in Light of Erving Goffman’s Work: Old Paradigms and New Perspectives on the Socio-History of French PrisonsElsa Genard, Harvard University; Corentin Durand, Sciences Po Paris.

4. Stigma and Administrative Interactions: How to Interpret the Absence of Confession? The Case of a Polish Population Register, Lubartów 1930s-1940sClaire Zalc, CNRS-EHESS; Anton Perdoncin, ERC Lubartworld, EHESS.

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