Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia
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SANCHIS, Isabelle de Paiva. Simmel and Goffman: a possibility of comparison. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2011, vol.11, n.3, pp. 856-872. ISSN 1808-4281.
Georg Simmel and Erving Goffman stand in the heart of the matter of individual/society relations question - basic subject in Social Psychology -, searching for categories of mediation that help to understand the experience of the individual of the social organization. The goal of this work is to make an effort towards the comparison between two of these categories - sociation, in Simmel, and frame in Goffman - inserting them in the larger perspective of each of the authors. Thus, the conceptions of individual and of society are also set out, in each perspective, in order to establish a more substantial dialogue among them and to glimpse at the possibility of complementarity between the two approaches.
Keywords : Simmel; Goffman; Sociation; Frame.