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Gusfield, Joseph R. 1923-

Works: 71 works in 294 publications in 4 languages and 7,106 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Collector, win
Classifications: HV5292, 301.153
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Most widely held works about Joseph R Gusfield
Most widely held works by Joseph R Gusfield
Symbolic crusade; status politics and the American temperance movement by Joseph R Gusfield( Book )

50 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du site de l'éditeur: The important role of the Temperance movement throughout American history is analyzed as clashes and conflicts between rival social systems, cultures, and status groups. Sometimes the "dry" is winning the classic battle for prestige and political power. Sometimes, as in today's society, he is losing. This significant contribution to the theory of status conflict also discloses the importance of political acts as symbolic acts and offers a dramatistic theory of status politics, Gusfield provides a useful addition to the economic and psychological modes of analysis current in the study of political and social movements
The culture of public problems : drinking-driving and the symbolic order by Joseph R Gusfield( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On symbols and society by Kenneth Burke( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samling af artikler om litteratur og samfund
Protest, reform, and revolt : a reader in social movements by Joseph R Gusfield( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New social movements : from ideology to identity by Enrique Laraña( Book )

11 editions published between 1753 and 1994 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redefining the field of social movements
Academic values and mass education; the early years of Oakland and Monteith by David Riesman( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community : a critical response by Joseph R Gusfield( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contested meanings : the construction of alcohol problems by Joseph R Gusfield( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gusfield begins by offering two new constructionist analyses of social problems, focusing on alcohol. His theme throughout Contested Meanings is the conflicting and changing ways society defines social problems (when does alcohol consumption cross the line from social activity to social problem?) and on the social and policy consequences of those definitions. He emerges in the course of the book as a thoughtful and realistic social critic who looks beyond analyses of drinking as pathological behavior to consider the place of alcohol in American popular and leisure culture
Performing action : artistry in human behavior and social research by Joseph R Gusfield( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4e de couv.: In recent years the social sciences and the humanities have drawn closer to each other in thought and method. Literary criticism and theory, philosophy, and humanistic history have become part of the common background of sociologists, and scholars in literature, philosophy, and history have become attuned to sociology. This rapprochement has led to new perceptions of human behavior by sociologists, as well as new methodological orientations. Joseph R. Gusfield draws on drama and fiction to show how human action is shaped by the formal dimensions of performance. He shows that observing and understanding behavior is analogous to what we do in reading a book, viewing a painting, or watching a play. He defines the concept of behavior as artistic performance in the introductory chapter. Part 1, "Rhetoric", analyzes routine and classic social research reports as literary performances in qualitative and quantitative terms. Gusfield uses concepts drawn from dramatic criticism to examine diverse aspects of social behavior. He treats athletic competition as one form of narrative. Part 2, "Reflexivity", includes chapters on social movements and public actions, pointing out how objects and events are products of the interpretation and reflection of individuals. Gusfield also considers how and why the character of social movements changed from the early to the late twentieth century. He explores how movements affect social life by their very occurrence and impact on participants and observers. Subsequent chapters discuss the reflexive character of recent social movements and the content of the "traditional" in three different societies. Part 4, "Symbolism", draws upon literary and artistic conventions to deal with issues of representation and meaning. The first chapter reviews symbolism in modern life generally, while the remaining three analyze symbolism in particular areas. The book's first and last chapters provide a conceptual summary, examining the relation between sociology as science and art to argue that sociological methods are neither, but partake of both. Following the philosopher Paul Ricoeur, Gusfield shows how human behavior is capable of being read as a text, always telling the participant or observer "something about something". Performing Action will be of interest to sociologists, psychologists, and students of aesthetics and critical theory
La culture des problèmes publics : l'alcool au volant : la production d'un ordre symbolique by Joseph R Gusfield( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La culture des problèmes publics est un livre précurseur. Il raconte les péripéties de l'histoire du problème public de l'alcool au volant aux États-Unis. Joseph Gusfield enquête sur les opérations accomplies par les agences administratives, les commissions parlementaires, les bureaux de statistiques, les laboratoires de recherche et les organes de presse. Il analyse les stratégies des producteurs et des distributeurs d'alcool, des entreprises d'automobiles et des compagnies d'assurances pour se dédouaner de toute culpabilité. En empruntant à la dramaturgie et à la rhétorique, il se lance dans une analyse culturelle des mises en scène et en argument de la responsabilité causale et politique des accidents. Gusfield reste de ce point de vue inégalé : ses propositions ont rarement été reprises par la sociologie des problèmes publics ou par la sociologie de l'action publique. Dans une longue postface, Daniel Cefaï resitue l'œuvre de Gusfield dans son environnement intellectuel - l'héritage de la tradition de Chicago, la sociologie du droit des années 1960 et celle, émergente, des sciences et des techniques, l'ethnométhodologie, l'anthropologie symbolique de Victor Turner ou la critique littéraire de Kenneth Burke
The contexts of social mobility; ideology and theory by Anselm L Strauss( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book contains a major statement by one of America's most preeminent sociologists on what remains an important problem in American history and social analysis: the nature and extent of movement within American society from one status to another. The most important images of mobility involve self-improvement by changing location (going to the frontier, coming to the big city), and by changing social class (second-generation immigrants). Almost all sociological and historical analysis has been limited to these themes. Strauss extends the concept to a wide range of ideologies, institutional contexts, and social movements; his analysis is based on a formal theory of status passage and develops a partial theory of mobility. Strauss addresses a theme that underscores much of one strand of his work: the changing articulation of individuals with their social structure and institutions. The book follows on from the theoretical presuppositions of Discovery of Grounded Theory and the formal theory presented in Status Passage. Strauss was continually concerned with American social and intellectual life in its historical and contemporary manifestations. No one else has looked at the important phenomenon of mobility in this broad a context and from this point of view. The book remains important to those concerned with the social history of America and with problems of social change."--Provided by publisher
Academic values and mass education by David Riesman( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los nuevos movimientos sociales : de la ideología a la identidad by Enrique Laraña( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern sociology; an introduction to the study of human interaction by Alvin Ward Gouldner( Book )

9 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopian myths and movements in modern societies by Joseph R Gusfield( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deviance and medicalization : from badness to sickness by Peter Conrad( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The subject of this book is the gradual social transformation of deviance designations in American society from "badness" to "sickness." This has been the most profound change in the definition of deviance in the past two centuries. By examining the medicalization (and demedicalization) of deviance in American society, we may also investigate the general sociohistorical process of defining deviance. Thus this book has a dual focus: it is a historical and sociological inquiry into the changing definitions of deviance and an analysis of the transformation from religious and criminal to medical designations and control of deviance."--Preface
La cultura de los problemas públicos el mito del conductor alcoholizado versus la sociedad inocente by Joseph R Gusfield( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of drinking drivers in San Diego County by Urban Observatory of San Diego( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in Undetermined and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daigaku no jikken : gakumon to masu kyōiku by David Riesman( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors of their own lives : intellectual autobiographies by Bennett M Berger( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains autobiographies by Dennis Wrong, David Riesman, James S. Coleman, Joseph Gusfield, Andrew M. Greeley, Bennett M. Berger, Dean MacCa
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The culture of public problems : drinking-driving and the symbolic order
The culture of public problems : drinking-driving and the symbolic orderOn symbols and societyNew social movements : from ideology to identityContested meanings : the construction of alcohol problemsPerforming action : artistry in human behavior and social researchThe contexts of social mobility; ideology and theoryDeviance and medicalization : from badness to sickness
Alternative Names
Gusfield, Joseph 1923-

Gusfield Joseph 1923-2015

Gusfield, Joseph R.

Joseph R. Gusfield American sociologist

Joseph R. Gusfield Amerikaans socioloog (1923-2015)

Joseph R. Gusfield socheolaí Meiriceánach

Joseph R. Gusfield sociòleg estatunidenc

Joseph R. Gusfield sociólogo estadounidense

Joseph R. Gusfield US-amerikanischer Soziologe

ガスフィルード, J

ガスフィールド, ジョーゼフ・R.

English (209)

Spanish (10)

French (5)

Japanese (4)