Probably the best “Acknowledgments” ever (3)

Erving Goffman, a preeminent sociologist and one the most influential scholars of the post-war social science, was greatly impressed during his graduate studies by the works of the British social anthropologist A. R. Radcliffe-Brown. Two decades later, Goffman — known for his witty writing style — reflected his reverence for Radcliffe-Brown on the opening page of Relations in Public (1971): 

best Acknowledgments ever

“Dedicated to the memory of A. R. Radcliffe-Brown
whom on his visit to the University of Edinburgh in 1950
I almost met”
(Goffman 1971: v)

See here and here the past posts featuring the probably best “Acknowledgments” ever 🙂  

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