Title: The problem of Social Order and Morality: Comparing the Views of Erving Goffman and Niklas Luhmann
Authors: Maetens, Dirk ×
Verhoeven, Jef #
Issue Date: 1994
Conference: World Congress of Sociology edition:XIII location:Bielefield, Germany date:18-22 July 1994
Abstract: For theory-strategicreasons, we decided to observe how Erving Goffman and Niklas Luhmann are observed by several fellow sociologists as being overly conservative and ideological figures in an otherwise progressive and scientific discipline. We will try to indicate how this bears on the way Goffman and Luhmann conceptualize the problem of social order and especially their views on morality, and how this is misunderstood in the 'conservative-uncritical' reading of their work. On the contrary, our interpretation of both Goffman and Luhmann stresses the 'progressive-critical' character of their perspectives.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Centre for Sociological Research
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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