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Blau, Peter M. 1918-2002

Works: 74 works in 734 publications in 9 languages and 15,938 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Longitudinal studies  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: HM131, 301.18
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter M Blau
Bureaucracy in modern society by Peter M Blau( Book )

101 editions published between 1956 and 2001 in 8 languages and held by 2,073 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 )

103 editions published between 1955 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

82 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this landmark study, Peter M. Blau considers a basic question: How does social life become organized into increasingly complex structures of associations among humans? This analysis, first published in 1964, represents a pioneering contribution to the sociological literature. The principles of reciprocity and imbalance are used to derive such processes as power, changes in group structure, and the two major forces that govern the dynamics of complex social structures: the legitimization of organizing authority of increasing scope and the emergence of oppositions along different lines producing conflict and change."--Publisher description
Formal organizations: a comparative approach by Peter M Blau( Book )

103 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,457 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 1,265 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 )

33 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 1,206 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 )

20 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and Spanish and held by 982 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 927 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 )

41 editions published between 1959 and 1972 in English and held by 905 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 885 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 803 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 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structural contexts of opportunities by Peter M Blau( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this capstone to a prolific career, he has brought together these concerns to form a wide-ranging theory of population structures and their influence on social life - from opportunities in job choice and social mobility, to organizational participation, and intergroup relations
Structures of power and constraint : papers in honor of Peter M. Blau by Craig J Calhoun( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 411 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
Continuities in structural inquiry by Peter M Blau( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occupational Changes in a Generation, 1962 and 1973( )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 30 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 fichiers. 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.:
Teaching Hospitals Study, 1959-1960 by Peter M Blau( )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study combined information from mail questionnaires returned by a sample of teaching hospitals in the United States and Canada during 1959-1960 and data on these hospitals from published reference sources. The variables deal with the environmental setting of the hospitals, their administrative structure and size, the diffusion of innovation, and the stratification within these organizations
Social Roots of Art : Metropolitan Conditions and the Development of Art, 1970-1980 by Judith R Blau( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 27 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.:
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
Unfallverhütung an Pressen Pressensicherheit by Jörg Rohland( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 sociólogo estadounidense

Peter Blau sociologue américain

Peter Blau US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Peter Michael Blau

Питер Блау американский социолог

Пітер Блау

בלאו, פיטר מ.

בלאו, פיטר מ. סוציולוג אמריקאי

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 opportunitiesStructures of power and constraint : papers in honor of Peter M. Blau