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Blau, Peter M. 1918-2002

Works: 71 works in 698 publications in 8 languages and 15,556 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Longitudinal studies  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Interviewee
Classifications: HM131, 301.18
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter M Blau
Bureaucracy in modern society by Peter M Blau( Book )

94 editions published between 1956 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu gong fen 9 zhang,Nei rong bao kuo:ke ceng zhi de li lun he fa zhan;Ke ceng zhi yun zuo;Ke ceng zhi quan wei;Huan jing zhong de zu zhi;Ke ceng zhi de fan gong neng;Ke ceng zhi yu min zhu zhi deng
The dynamics of bureaucracy; a study of interpersonal relations in two Government agencies by Peter M Blau( Book )

99 editions published between 1955 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on thesis, Columbia University Bibliography: p.223-226
Exchange and power in social life by Peter M Blau( Book )

81 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu chu yin yan wai gong you 12 zhang. zuo zhe zai shu zhong cong ren men ri chang sheng huo de jiao wang zhe zhong ji ben guo cheng kai shi, fen xi le zheng ge she hui de quan li he she hui jie gou deng zhong da wen ti
Formal organizations: a comparative approach by Peter M Blau( Book )

105 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon its publication in 1962, this book became one of the founding texts of organizational sociology. Bringing together diverse approaches, it presented a new focus of interest: the formal organization. Blau and Scott raised the level of analysis from attention solely on individual participants and work groups to a broader understanding of organizations as collective actors. In the book, the authors reviewed multiple types of studies--including case studies, experimental research, and surveys--and integrated them to define new central themes. They used their own empirical studies of two social welfare agencies to illustrate the ways in which varying organizational contexts shape work group and participant attitudes and activities. The book served to integrate research on both formal and informal systems, authority and leadership, and stressed the importance of links to the wider environment. This reissue, which includes a new introduction by Scott, makes this seminal work accessible to a new generation of scholars and practitioners.--From publisher description
The American occupational structure by Peter M Blau( Book )

34 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objective of this book is to present a systematic analysis of the American occupational structure, and, thus, of the major foundation of the stratification system in this society. Processes of social mobility from one generation to the next and from career beginnings to occupational destinations are considered to reflect the dynamics of the occupational structure. By analyzing the patterns of these occupational movements, the conditions that affect them, and some of their consequences, one attempts to explain part of the dynamics of the stratification system in the United States. The inquiry is based on a considerable amount of empirical data collected from a representative sample of over 20,000 American men between the ages of 20 and 64. The survey of "Occupational Changes in a Generation" was carried out as an adjunct to the monthly "Current Population Survey" of the Bureau of the Census. The analysis of the data collected in the survey constitutes the bulk of the material reported in the present book, although occasionally other sources are drawn on as well. As the comparative data from a variety of societies needed for refining the theory of stratification are not available in this study, it has been supplemented with data from mobility surveys of other countries. (Author/JM)
Approaches to the study of social structure by Peter M Blau( Book )

32 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Publication of the American Sociological Association." Bibliography: p. 254-283. Includes indexes
On the nature of organizations by Peter M Blau( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The organization of academic work by Peter M Blau( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on quantitative empirical data on 115 American universities and colleges, The Organization of Academic Work presents a systematic study of the relationship between bureaucracy and scholarship, particularly the influences of the administrative structure of American universities and colleges on academic work"--Cover
A reader's guide to the social sciences by Bert F Hoselitz( Book )

40 editions published between 1959 and 1972 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of organizations by Peter M Blau( Book )

15 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inequality and heterogeneity : a primitive theory of social structure by Peter M Blau( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crosscutting social circles : testing a macrostructural theory of intergroup relations by Peter M Blau( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structural contexts of opportunities by Peter M Blau( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finally, Blau explores recent historical changes in population structure in the United States and other developed countries, concluding with an analysis of the recent downturn in the U.S. economy and the consequent decline in opportunities
Continuities in structural inquiry by Peter M Blau( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social Roots of Art : Metropolitan Conditions and the Development of Art, 1970-1980 by Judith R Blau( )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection offers data on social structure and social conditions in SMSAs of the United States and examines how these conditions influence cultural development. In addition to presenting a broad range of census data aggregated at the SMSA level, the collection also provides detailed variables on metropolitan art institutions and funding for those institutions. Structural variables, which are supplied for both 1970 and 1980, include detailed items on marital status, occupation, ethnicity, language, education, age, race, and income. Art variables for each SMSA include total number of artists, art museums, galleries, dance companies, theaters, orchestras, motion picture theaters, concerts, and radio station formats. Many of the art categories are broken down further into detailed specialties. For example, in addition to the variable that tabulates total number of artists in each SMSA, there are separate variables for the number of actors, authors, dancers, designers, musicians and composers, painters and sculptors, and photographers. Similarly, information is presented on many different types of galleries, such as galleries specializing in paintings, graphic arts, furniture, oriental art, porcelain, antiquities, etc. Information is also provided in this collection on arts participation and attendance.... Cf.:
Occupational Changes in a Generation, 1962 and 1973( )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These data were collected to study the effect of men's backgrounds on their careers. The 1962 and 1973 surveys (Parts 1 and 2) were intended to supplement the March Current Population Surveys conducted by the Census Bureau. The Replicate Data file (Part 3) is a recoded subset of the common variables from the 1962 and 1973 data files. This file was designed to facilitate carrying out comparative analyses of the 1962 and 1973 data. Variables include respondent's age, employment history, military service (1973 only), marital history, ethnicity, income, education, and (in 1962 only) number of children. Also included is information about educational attainment and occupation of the head of the household in which the respondent lived at age 16, intact family, mother's educational attainment (1973 only), number of siblings, and educational attainment of the respondent's oldest and (in 1973 only) youngest brother. Similar data on education, current occupation, and income are available for wives of respondents, but social background data for wives are limited to father's occupation, father's education, number of siblings, and mother's education (1973 only) ... Cf.:
Public Personnel Agencies Study, 1958 by Peter M Blau( )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study analyzed public personnel agencies -- executive agencies of the Civil Service Commission that administer the personnel policies of state and local governments. Some special agencies, such as port authorities and some Canadian agencies, were also included. The data cover the structure of the agency, professionalism, specialization, and the agency's performance of its duties
La burocrazia nella societa moderna by Peter M Blau( Book )

2 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in Italian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employment Security Study, 1966 by Peter M Blau( )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study provides organizational information about 53 employment security agencies in the United States responsible for administering unemployment insurance and providing public employment services in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Data regarding the agencies' central offices, divisions, and local branches were collected at the central headquarters in each state. The variables cover the major characteristics of the agencies: the division of labor, levels of structure, routinization of roles, decentralization of authority, and the administrative practices in each agency
Structures of power and constraint : papers in honor of Peter M. Blau by Craig J Calhoun( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are social structures products of human action, expressions of individual or group power? Or are they essentially external constraints on human action, necessarily analyzed at a different level? How are themes of power and constraint to be joined in a common analytic approach? These have long been central questions for sociologists. since the collapse of functionalism as a unifying paradigm, however they have often appeared as the basis for sharp divisions between competing analytic paradigms. The divide between structuralism and rational-choice theory has been one of the most prominent such splits. Yet each approach has undergone a revival in past years. The editors of this book, in honour of Peter Blau, brought together a wide range of distinguished sociologists who have taken positions on different sides of this issue and brings them into focus as parts of a common discourse on the place of social structure and concepts of strategic action in sociological explanation
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Alternative Names
Blau, P. M.

Blau, P. M., 1918-2002

Blau, P. M. (Peter Michael)

Blau, Peter

Blau, Peter 1918-2002

Blau, Peter M.

Blau, Peter M. 1918-2002

Blau, Peter M. (Peter Michael)

Blau, Peter Michael

Blau, Peter Michael 1918-

Blʼau, Piṭer M., 1918-2002

Bulao, 1918-2002

Bulao, Bide M., 1918-2002

Bulao, Bite, 1918-2002

Burau, P. M., 1918-2002

Burau, Pītā M., 1918-2002


Peter Blau Amerikaans socioloog (1918-2002)

Peter Blau sociologue américain

Peter Blau US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Peter Michael Blau

Питер Блау американский социолог

Пітер Блау

בלאו, פיטר מ.

بيتر م. بلاو

بيتر م. بلاو، 1918-2002

ブラウ, ピーター・M



Formal organizations: a comparative approachThe American occupational structureThe organization of academic workCrosscutting social circles : testing a macrostructural theory of intergroup relationsStructural contexts of opportunities