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By George Caspar Homans

ISBN-10: 0887380018

ISBN-13: 9780887380013

ISBN-10: 1412851521

ISBN-13: 9781412851527

these attracted to the improvement of medical conception and within the nature of educational lifestyles will savour this highbrow autobiography written by means of one in all America's top sociologists. Following his relations culture (The schooling of Henry Adams was once written by way of his great-uncle), George Caspar Homans describes how his principles in regards to the right nature of idea in social technological know-how, either in shape and content material, have built over the years. the manager curiosity of the ebook lies within the description of this process.Homans' profession has spanned a number of the key sessions of improvement in social learn, and his personal paintings has been crucial to the method. He used to be the 1st significant sociologist to stipulate the sociological implications of psychologists' paintings on studying or habit idea. His contributions to fashionable sociology have had an important effect at the examine of small teams, the matter of thought and strategies of conception building, and the learn of uncomplicated features of social habit. he's considered as the daddy of social trade theory.Homans considers educational and highbrow in addition to nonacademic affects on his improvement: personalities of hugely idiosyncratic members opposed to whose perspectives of culturalism, functionalism, and structuralism he reacted, discussions with colleagues, interpreting, in addition to his ancestry, his adolescence in Boston, his literary schooling and later social-life in Boston, and his reports as a sea captain within the military in international struggle II. this can be an soaking up e-book, either an autobiography and a background of the advance of the social sciences within the put up global battle II era.

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