About the book: As disciplines become increasingly fragmented and compartmentalized, it is imperative to call to mind the ambiguous yet intertwined connections between social work and the sociological tradition in which Erving Goffman was trained. The authors of this work (social workers, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists and nurses) open the " Goffman toolbox " to offer fresh perspectives on contemporary social work issues. The work focuses on a wide range of topics, including mental health, addiction, care for the elderly or persons with a disability and homelessness.
About the Directors of the Book: Stéphanie Garneau is an associate professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Ottawa. Her fields of interest are migrations, interethnic relations, youth and education, and qualitative methodologies.
Dahlia Namian is an associate professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Ottawa. Her research is focused on homelessness, urban and social marginalization, public policies and ethnography methods.