Industrialization as an Agent of Social Change: A Critical Analysis

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Dezember 1990



Herbert Blumer wrote continuously and voluminously. Blumer's focus on the processual nature of social life and on the significance of the communicative interpretation of social contexts is manifest in his theory of industrialization and social change. This volume includes an introductory essay that outlines Blumer's metatheoretical stance.


Herbert Blumer (1900-1987), formerly Chairperson, Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, was the theoretical and methodological leader of "symbolic interactionism" and was identified as its foremost proponent for a half-century. His publications include works on industrial relations, research methods, mass society, collective behavior, race relations, and social movements. David R. Maines is chairman of the department of anthropology and sociology at Oakland University. He has worked to articulate an interactionist approach to the study of social organization as well as the fundamental relevance of temporality and communication for sociological analysis. Thomas J. Morrione is Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology at Colby College and he is currently Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the college. He was a Research Associate (1977, 1985) and Visiting Professor (1984) at the University of California, Berkeley.
EAN: 9780202304106
ISBN: 0202304108
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 1990
Seitenanzahl: 195 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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