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Merton, Robert King 1910-2003

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Works: 406 works in 1,690 publications in 8 languages and 36,873 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Bibliography  Encyclopedias  Conference papers and proceedings  Quotations  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Publishing director, Collector, Contributor, Compiler, Dedicatee
Classifications: H40.A2, 301
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Social theory and social structure by Robert King Merton( Book )

200 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On theoretical sociology; Studies in social and cultural structure; The sociology of knowledge and mass communications; Studies in the sociology of sicence
Contemporary social problems by Robert King Merton( Book )

64 editions published between 1961 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International encyclopedia of the social sciences by David L Sills( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in English and held by 2,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This entirely new second edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences highlights the growing influence of economics and sociology in social science research. Featuring 2,990 commissioned essays contributed by thousands of scholars from around the world, the set also covers the disciplines of political science, anthropology, and psychology, offering current perspectives on a wide variety of topics of global relevance, including: achievement testing: censorship; personality measurement; aging; income distribution; political and economic aspects of foreign aid; food security and consumption patterns; comparative healthcare systems; agricultural innovation; political correctness; discrimination; legislation of ethics and morality; terrorism; free trade; and currency devaluation/revaluation. The Encyclopedia features compelling biographical entries profiling past and contemporary contributors to the study of the social sciences, while summarizing the critical responses to their work. In addition, many articles explore specific social movements (e.g., Chinese Revolution, September 11, 2001, Iraq-US War, Darfur conflict). A thematic outline provides a general view of the conceptual scheme of the encyclopedia while helping readers to navigate and access the wealth of articles on a given subject
The sociology of science : theoretical and empirical investigations by Robert King Merton( Book )

43 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naturwissenschaft / Soziologie
On the shoulders of giants; a Shandean postscript by Robert King Merton( Book )

63 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With playfulness and a large dose of wit, Robert Merton traces the origin of Newton's aphorism, "If I have seen farther, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Using as a model the discursive and digressive style of Sterne's Tristram Shandy, Merton presents a whimsical yet scholarly work which deals with the questions of creativity, tradition, plagiarism, the transmission of knowledge, and the concept of progress. "This book is the delightful apotheosis of donmanship: Merton parodies scholarliness while being faultlessly scholarly; he scourges pedantry while brandishing his own abstruse learning on every page. The most recondite and obscure scholarly squabbles are transmuted into the material of comedy as the ostensible subject is shouldered to one side by yet another hobby horse from Merton's densely populated stable. He has created a jeu d'esprit which is profoundly suggestive both in detail and as a whole."--Sean French, Times Literary Supplement
Sociology today; problems and prospects by American Sociological Association( Book )

72 editions published between 1959 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reader in bureaucracy by Robert King Merton( Book )

47 editions published between 1952 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, technology & society in seventeenth century England by Robert King Merton( Book )

56 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociological ambivalence and other essays by Robert King Merton( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The focused interview; a manual of problems and procedures by Robert King Merton( Book )

30 editions published between 1956 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Idea of social structure : papers in honor of Robert K. Merton( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written and compiled by friends and former students, The Idea of Social Structure honors Robert K. Merton, considered one of the premier sociologists of the twentieth century. Along with Talcott Parsons and Marion J. Levy, Merton was emphatic in his use of the term "social structure"{u2014}however different they were in defining and refining the term. The chapters in this volume address many of Merton{u2019}s diverse sociological theories and, in turn, his theories{u2019} impact upon a very large sociological territory. The volume includes major statements on the context of working with Merton by Lewis A. Coser, Paul F. Lazarsfeld, Robert A. Nisbet, and Seymour Martin Lipset, as well as memorable statements covering Merton{u2019}s interests in the sociology of knowledge and science, planning communities, medical education, relative deprivation, everyday life, political roles, and communication media. This is a powerful sourcebook for understanding the work of Merton and of his intellectual successors. Nisbet called the decade of the 1930s among the most vital and creative periods in American history. It was certainly a period of intense struggle{u2014}political, military, and ideological. But the formation of modern sociology was without question one of the crowning achievements in the scientific evolution of the century. The volume is sharply focused on Merton{u2019}s work and deeply appreciative of the nature of his contribution. It is a landmark effort in the study of sociology as history." -- Publisher's description
On theoretical sociology; five essays, old and new by Robert King Merton( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qualitative and quantitative social research : papers in honor of Paul F. Lazarsfeld by Robert King Merton( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuities in social research : studies in the scope and method of "The American soldier" by Robert King Merton( Book )

35 editions published between 1950 and 1974 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass persuasion : the social psychology of a war bond drive by Robert King Merton( Book )

33 editions published between 1946 and 2004 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociological analysis; an introductory text and case book by Logan Wilson( Book )

9 editions published in 1949 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The student-physician; introductory studies in the sociology of medical education by Robert King Merton( Book )

24 editions published between 1957 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociological traditions from generation to generation : glimpses of the American experience( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travels and adventures of serendipity : a study in historical semantics and the sociology of science by Robert King Merton( Book )

23 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the names of cruise lines and bookstores to an Australian ranch and a nudist camp outside of Atlanta, the word serendipity - that happy blend of wisdom and luck by which something is discovered not quite by accident - is today ubiquitous. This book traces the word's eventful history from its 1754 coinage into the twentieth century - chronicling along the way much of what we now call the natural and social sciences." "The book charts where the term went, with whom it resided, and how it fared. We cross oceans and academic specialties and meet those people, both famous and now obscure, who have used and abused serendipity. We encounter a linguistic sage, walk down the illustrious halls of the Harvard Medical School, attend the (serendipitous) birth of penicillin, and meet someone who "manages serendipity" for the U.S. Navy."--Jacket
Social change in the modern era by Daniel Chirot( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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International encyclopedia of the social sciences
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Languages
English (660)

Italian (55)

Spanish (25)

German (24)

French (22)

Chinese (17)

Japanese (4)

Portuguese (4)

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International encyclopedia of the social sciencesThe sociology of science : theoretical and empirical investigationsOn the shoulders of giants; a Shandean postscriptScience, technology & society in seventeenth century EnglandSociological ambivalence and other essaysThe focused interview; a manual of problems and proceduresOn theoretical sociology; five essays, old and newQualitative and quantitative social research : papers in honor of Paul F. Lazarsfeld