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Abbott, Andrew Delano

Works: 33 works in 153 publications in 8 languages and 5,321 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  History  Periodicals  Examinations  Maps  Road maps  Academic theses  Biography 
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Most widely held works by Andrew Delano Abbott
Chaos of disciplines by Andrew Delano Abbott( )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this vital new study, Andrew Abbott presents a fresh and daring analysis of the evolution and development of the social sciences. Chaos of Disciplines reconsiders how knowledge actually changes and advances. Challenging the accepted belief that social sciences are in a perpetual state of progress, Abbott contends that disciplines instead cycle around an inevitable pattern of core principles. New schools of thought, then, are less a reaction to an established order than they are a reinvention of fundamental concepts
Digital paper : a manual for research and writing with library and internet materials by Andrew Delano Abbott( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abbott tells what every senior researcher knows: that research is not a mechanical, linear process, but a thoughtful and adventurous journey through a nonlinear world. He breaks library research down into seven basic and simultaneous tasks: design, search, scanning/browsing, reading, analyzing, filing, and writing. He moves the reader through the phases of research, from confusion to organization, from vague idea to polished result. He teaches how to evaluate data and prior research; how to follow a trail to elusive treasures; how to organize a project; when to start over; when to ask for help. He shows how an understanding of scholarly values, a commitment to hard work, and the flexibility to change direction combine to enable the researcher to turn a daunting mass of found material into an effective paper or thesis"--Back cover
The system of professions : an essay on the division of expert labor by Andrew Delano Abbott( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zuo zhe ba zhi ye shi wei yi ge xiang hu lian xi de sheng tai xi tong, Zhei ge xi tong de zui ji ben yao su shi zhi ye gong zuo, Er zhi ye zhu yi de ben zhi jiu zai yu dui gong zuo de he fa xing kong zhi he zhuan ye zhi shi de zhi du hua guo cheng. Ci wai, A bo te hai tong guo ben shu de jing yan yan jiu ti chu guan xia quan chong tu li lun, Ren wei zhi ye de guan xia quan yao qiu shi zai guo jia, Gong zhong he gong zuo chang suo san ge ling yu zhong de dao ren ke de, Er guan xia quan wang wang ju you pai ta xing, Zheng shi you yu guan xia quan de pai ta xing, Yi ge zhi ye de guan xia quan bian hua jiu bi ran yu qi ta zhi ye de guan xia quan bian hua xiang lian xi, Yi ge zhi ye de guan xia quan kuo zhang ye jiu yi wei zhe ling yi ge zhi ye de guan xia quan shou suo. Yin ci, Zai zhi ye sheng tai xi tong zhong, Bu tong de zhi ye wei le dui yu gong zuo de guan xia quan er xiang hu jing zheng
Human services as complex organizations by Yeheskel Hasenfeld( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the first edition was published in 1992, there has been a tremendous amount of change in the arena of human services organizations. This book in many ways laid a critical framework of viewing human service organizations as a separate entity than mainstream organizations and management. It sets the foundation to view human services differently because human services organizations work on people and therefore have a different set of principles to take into consideration. It presented the idea of viewing human services organizations as organizations that process people as raw material (people processing or people changing). The new edition will pay particular attention to the cultural perspective and social justice as well as the feminist approach and the view that human services organizations are gendered (i.e., that mostly women work in human services except for men in management). It also will address the issue of advocacy and agents of social change
Time matters : on theory and method by Andrew Delano Abbott( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What do variables really tell us? When exactly do inventions occur? Why do we always miss turning points as they transpire? When does what doesn't happen mean as much, if not more, than what does? Andrew Abbott considers these fascinating questions in Time Matters, a diverse series of essays that constitutes the most extensive analysis of temporality in social science today. Ranging from abstract theoretical reflection to pointed methodological critique, Abbott demonstrates the inevitably theoretical character of any methodology. Time Matters focuses particularly on questions of time, events, and causality. Abbott grounds each essay in straightforward examinations of actual social scientific analyses. Throughout, he demonstrates the crucial assumptions we make about causes and events, about actors and interaction and about time and meaning every time we employ methods of social analysis, whether in academic disciplines, market research, public opinion polling, or even evaluation research. Turning current assumptions on their heads, Abbott not only outlines the theoretical orthodoxies of empirical social science, he sketches new alternatives, laying down foundations for a new body of social theory."
Department & discipline : Chicago sociology at one hundred by Andrew Delano Abbott( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this detailed history of the Chicago School of Sociology, Andrew Abbott investigates central topics in the emergence of modern scholarship, paying special attention to "schools of science" and how such schools reproduce themselves over time. What are the preconditions from which schools arise? Do they exist as rigid rules or as flexible structures? How do they emerge from the day-to-day activities of academic life such as editing journals and writing papers? Abbott analyzes the shifts in social scientific inquiry and discloses the intellectual rivalry and faculty politics that characterized different stages of the Chicago School. Along the way, he traces the rich history of the discipline's main journal, the American Journal of Sociology. Embedded in this analysis of the school and its practices is a broader theoretical argument, which Abbott uses to redefine social objects as a sequence of interconnected events rather than as fixed entities. Abbott's theories grow directly out of the Chicago School's insistence that social life be located in time and place, a tradition that has been at the heart of the school since its founding one hundred years ago"--Book cover
Methods of discovery : heuristics for the social sciences by Andrew Delano Abbott( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods of Discovery is organized around strategies for deepening arguments in order to find the best ways to study social phenomena. Abbott helps social science students discover what questions to ask. This exciting book is not about the mechanics of doing social science research but about habits of thinking that enable students to use those mechanics in new ways, by coming up with new ideas and combining them more effectively with old ones. Abbott organizes Methods of Discovery around general methodological moves and uses examples from through out the social sciences to show how these moves can open new lines of thinking. In each chapter, he covers several moves and their reverses (if these exist), discussing particular examples of each move as well as its logical and theoretical structure. Often he goes on to propose applications of the move in a wide variety of empirical settings. The basic aim of Methods of Discovery is to offer readers a new way of thinking about directions for their research and new ways to imagine information relevant to their research problems. -- from back cover
Processual sociology by Andrew Delano Abbott( )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the past twenty years, the noted sociologist Andrew Abbott has been developing what he calls a processual ontology for social life. In this view, the social world is constantly changing-making, remaking, and unmaking itself, instant by instant. He argues that even the units of the social world-both individuals and entities-must be explained by these series of events rather than as enduring objects, fixed in time. Ranging broadly across disciplines and methodologies, Processual Sociology breaks new ground in its search for conceptual foundations of a rigorous account of social life
Varieties of social imagination by Barbara Celarent( )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernité de Robert Ezra Park : les concepts de l'école de Chicago( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernité de Robert E. Park est le premier ouvrage publié en France sur l'un des pères fondateurs de la sociologie américaine. Cet essai propose des interprétations nouvelles de concepts connus, une réflexion sur son oeuvre de jeunesse : La Foule et le Public, une traduction en langue française de son premier article sur un sujet sociologique : la place des Noirs américains dans la société
Social change and politics : 1920-1976 by Morris Janowitz( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This classic study deals with social control in advanced industrial society, especially the United States, and particularly the half-century after World War I. The United States is representative of Western advanced industrial nations that have been faced with marked strain in their political institutions. These nation-states have been experiencing a decline in popular confidence and distrust of the political process, an absence of decisive legislative majorities, and an increased inability to govern effectively, that is, to balance and to contain competing interest group demands and resolve political conflicts.Janowitz uses the sociological idea of social control to explore the sources of these political dilemmas. Social control does not imply coercion or the repression of the individual by societal institutions. Social control is, rather, the face of coercive control. It refers to the capacity of a social group, including a whole society, to regulate itself. Self-regulation implies a set of higher moral principles beyond those of self-interest.Since the end of World War II, the expanded scope of empirical research has profoundly transformed the sociological discipline. The repeated efforts to achieve a theoretical reformulation have left a positive residue, but there have been no new conceptual breakthroughs that are compelling. This book is a concerted and detailed effort organize and to make sense out of the vastly increased body of empirical research."--Provided by publisher
English for life by Andrew Delano Abbott( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I metodi della scoperta : come trovare delle buone idee nelle scienze sociali by Andrew Delano Abbott( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Abbott et l'héritage de l'école de Chicago( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public sociology : fifteen eminent sociologists debate politics and the profession in the twenty-first century by Dan Clawson( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2004, Michael Burawoy, speaking as president of the American Sociological Association, generated far-reaching controversy when he issued an ambitious and impassioned call for a "public sociology." Burawoy argued that sociology should speak beyond the university, engaging with social movements and deepening an understanding of the historical and social context in which they exist. In this volume, renowned sociologists come together to debate the perils and the potentials of Burawoy's challenge
The emergence of American psychiatry, 1880-1930 by Andrew Delano Abbott( )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English at work by Andrew Delano Abbott( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in Undetermined and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1974 official highway map : Iowa by Iowa( )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English one by Andrew Delano Abbott( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The institution of science and the science of institutions : the legacy of Joseph Ben-David by Marcel Herbst( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present anthology, edited by Marcel Herbst, is partially based on a conference, held in 2009, to reflect on the legacy of Ben-David, and contains a selection of substantially revised papers, plus four contributions specifically written for this volume. The book focuses on three major lines of Ben-David's research, namely ""Center and Periphery"" (Part I), ""Role and Ethos"" (Part II), and ""Organization and Growth"" (Part III). In addition, comprehensive introductory (""Prologue"") and concluding chapters (""Epilogue"", Part IV) by Marcel Herbst are provided. The volume addresses the following disciplines: higher education, history and sociology of science, philosophy of science, history of medicine, public administration, policy studies, Jewish studies, and economics. The anthology is one of two new publications on Joseph Ben-David after the special Minerva edition Vol. 25, Numbers 1-2, March 1987, and Gad Freudenthal's collection of Ben-David's writings [1991]. The text can be used in graduate studies, it addresses higher education professionals or public officials, and serves as a gateway to researchers in the field of higher education, science studies, or policy sciences."--Page 4 of cover
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The system of professions : an essay on the division of expert labor
The system of professions : an essay on the division of expert laborHuman services as complex organizationsTime matters : on theory and methodDepartment & discipline : Chicago sociology at one hundredMethods of discovery : heuristics for the social sciencesSocial change and politics : 1920-1976English for lifePublic sociology : fifteen eminent sociologists debate politics and the profession in the twenty-first century
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Abbott, Andrew Delano

Andrew Abbott American sociologist and Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago

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Эндрю Эббот (Andrew Delano Abbott) Эндрю Делано Эббот (Andrew Delano Abbott) – американский социолог, работающий в Чикагском университете и являющийся редактором «Американского журнала социологии»

Эндрю Эббот Эндрю Делано Эббот (Andrew Delano Abbott) – американский социолог, работающий в Чикагском университете и являющийся редактором «Американского журнала социологии».

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