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Form, William Humbert 1917-

Overview
Works: 78 works in 283 publications in 4 languages and 8,667 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about William Humbert Form
 
Most widely held works by William Humbert Form
Man, work, and society; a reader in the sociology of occupations by Sigmund Nosow( Book )

14 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Income and ideology: an analysis of the American political formula by Joan Huber( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided we stand : working-class stratification in America by William Humbert Form( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial relations and social change in Latin America by William Humbert Form( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Influentials in two border cities; a study in community decision-making by William V D'Antonio( Book )

8 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue-collar stratification : autoworkers in four countries by William Humbert Form( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In studying the impact of industry on class organization, social scientists have assumed that the effects of technological advance increase with time and that, as technology molds, dehumanizes, and alienates workers, the pressure mounts to change the system through political action. William H. Form tests these assumptions in his study. The author considers whether workers have more to do with one another as societies industrialize, whether they become more involved in organizations, and whether these involvements become distinctively similar, creating an organizational basis for a solidary working-class movement. To examine these questions, he chooses four countries (India, Argentina, Italy, and the U.S.) that vary in the extent of their industrial development. He then compares samples of skilled, semiskilled, and unskilled workers in order to ascertain how specific technologies to which they have been exposed affect their behavior in systems such as the work group, union, party, neighborhood, and nation. Originally published in 1976. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Segmented labor, fractured politics : labor politics in American life by William Humbert Form( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Form offers a contemporary analysis of division within American labor and its inability to forge a cohesive political strategy. The author describes changes in American cities, political parties, and organized labor over the last thirty years. This comprehensive work features three case studies of political activities in three metrolpolitan centers - Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati. In addition, chapters present the results of a survey examining the electoral effectiveness of labor and offer a strategy for labor to become more politically viable
Industry, labor, and community by William Humbert Form( Book )

13 editions published between 1960 and 1971 in English and Spanish and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative perspectives on industrial society by William A Faunce( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community in disaster by William Humbert Form( Book )

7 editions published between 1958 and 1972 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial sociology : work in organizational life by Delbert C Miller( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unternehmung, Betrieb und Umwelt : Soziologie des Industriebetriebes und der industriellen Gesellschaft by Delbert C Miller( Book )

6 editions published between 1951 and 1957 in German and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community influentials in a middle-sized city by William Humbert Form( Book )

6 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociología industrial by Delbert C Miller( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La produzione sociale del piano : territorio, società e stato nel capitalismo maturo by William Humbert Form( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in Italian and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social significance of clothing in occupational life by William Humbert Form( Book )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The local community clothing market: a study of the social and social psychological contexts of shopping by Gregory P Stone( Book )

3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sociology of a white collar suburb: Greenbelt, Maryland by William Humbert Form( )

4 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clothing inventories and preferences among rural and urban families by Gregory P Stone( Book )

3 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work and academic politics : a journeyman's story by William Humbert Form( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the course of a long and distinguished academic career William Form has gained renown as a major scholar in the areas of American labor politics, institutional analysis, and educational issues surrounding the experience of ethnicity and assimilation. Much of his scholarly work derived from his own experience as the son of Italian immigrants in the early twentieth century seeking integration into the mainstream of American society. As with other American ethnic groups the entrance into elementary, secondary and higher education involved sacrifice and gain. Moreover, the period of Form's academic career saw momentous changes in study of the social sciences. In Work and Academic Politics: A Journeyman's Story, Form reflects on his own experience to provide an exemplary intellectual autobiography against the background of modernity and change in America.Form likens his career to phases of the medieval guild system. His pre-apprenticeship began with his early ethnic experiences in Rochester, New York, where he grew up and in its school system which ignored ethnic backgrounds and turned second generation children into Americans who spoke only English. After his apprenticeship at a newly established graduate program at the University of Maryland, he wandered as a journeyman at Hood College, American University, Stevens College and Kent State, ultimately attaining master's status at three land-grant universities in the midwest.Over a span of 60 years, Form traces his changing research interests. His remembrances, shaped by the interaction of family, work place, and politics, offer fresh insights into the state of academia from the Depression to the present. In the pre-World War II years, departments which were linked to social work changed drastically in the post-war period, especially in research universities, to build a scientific discipline. The turmoil of the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement in the 1970s further changed the intellectual and political life of the discipline. In an eloquent manner, Form reiterates the transformations he has witnessed throughout his journey in society, the discipline, the university, and the American Sociological Association.The volume will be of particular interest to sociologists, social scientists, social historians, and specialists in ethnic studies."--Provided by publisher
 
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Work and academic politics : a journeyman's story
Alternative Names
Form, V. H.

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Form, William H.

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Languages
English (151)

Italian (10)

German (6)

Spanish (5)

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