Background in Physics (mostly forgotten now)Social Sciences (Ph.D in Sociology)Psychoanalysis/Psychology and Humanities.
Erving Goffman, Helen Block Lewis, Tomatsu Shibutani
Professor of Sociology, Emerit
Thomas J. Scheff is Professor Emeritus, UCSB. He is the author of Being Mentally, Microsociology, Emotions and the Social Bond…, other books and many articles and chapters in social psychology, bonds, emotions, and large scale conflict. His just published book is Goffman Unbound: Toward a New Paradigm in Social Science. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers 2006. His current project is a book on emotions implied in pop love songs.