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Thomas C. HoodThomas C. Hood

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D.1969, Duke University

University of Tennessee
912B McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996-0490

Phone: (865) 974-7026

I am collecting information (literature and data) and writing in three areas. First, I draw on the work of Erving Goffman. Three projects are of interest. First, I am completing some unpublished papers on religious conversion, then I will compile them along with several published papers into a monograph. Second, I am exploring the link between appearance and the attribution of gender. Third, I am editing lectures on Goffman's work for publication. The second area is environmental sociology. I am revising a working paper on environmental justice. I am evaluating the impact of environmental education at the University of Tennessee on student and facility attitudes and behavior. A project in the planning stage will describe the nuclear power generation program of Tennessee Valley Authority. The third area is collective behavior and social movements. I am revising and expanding a paper on collective distress and suffering. Also I have text in progress of collective behavior and social movements.

  • Thomas Hood , Dwight Van de Vate, The Goffman Lectures -Philosophical and Sociological Essays about the Writings of Erving Hoffman. Bloomington, IN: Xlibris, 2017.   (300 pages including brief index)
  • Jo Lynn Cunningham and Thomas C. Hood. 2004. "Competing Interests in Public Higher Education: Development of a Unified Institutional Mission." Current Issues in Tennessee Higher Education and Public Policy, Nashville: Tennessee Higher Education Commission, pp.21-35.
  • Thomas C. Hood. 2003. "Collective Behavior and Social Movements," in Sociology: A Christian Approach for Changing the World. Cynthia Benn Tweedell, General Editor. Marion, Indiana: Triangle Publishing. pp. 287-298.
  • Thomas C. Hood. 2000. "Character is the Fundamental Illusion," in Erving Goffman, Vol. II edited by Gary Alan Fine and Gregory W. H. Smith London: Sage Publications. Pp. 352-360.
  • Thomas C. Hood. 2000. "Deviant Social Movements," in Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior. Cliffton D. Bryant, Editor in Chief. New York: Brunner-Routledge-Taylor and Francis Group. pp. 118-1

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