WorldCat Identities

Geer, Blanche

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Works: 14 works in 52 publications in 3 languages and 1,166 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Blanche Geer
  • Papers by Everett C Hughes( )
 
Most widely held works by Blanche Geer
Making the grade; the academic side of college life by Howard S Becker( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on three years of detailed anthropological observation, this account of undergraduate culture portrays students' academic relations to faculty and administration as one of subjection. With rare intervals in crisis moments, student life has always been dominated by grades and grade point averages. The authors of Making the Grade maintain that, though it has taken different forms from tune to time, the emphasis on grades has persisted in academic life. From this premise they argue that the social organization giving rise to this emphasis has remained remarkably stable throughout the century. Becker, Geer, and Hughes discuss various aspects of college life and examine the degree of autonomy students have over each facet of their lives. Students negotiate with authorities the conditions of campus political and organizational life--the student government, independent student organizations, and the student newspaper--and preserve substantial areas of autonomous action for themselves. Those same authorities leave them to run such aspects of their private lives as friendships and dating as they wish. But, when it comes to academic matters, students are subject to the decisions of college faculties and administrators. Becker deals with this continuing lack of autonomy in student life in his new introduction. He also examines new phenomena, such as the impact of -grade inflation- and how the world of real adult work has increasingly made professional and technical expertise, in addition to high grades, the necessary condition for success. Making the Grade continues to be an unparalleled contribution to the studies of academics, students, and college life. It will be of interest to university administrators, professors, students, and sociologists."--Provided by publisher
Learning to work by Blanche Geer( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boys in white; student culture in medical school by Howard Saul Becker( Book )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1977 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Institutions and the person; papers presented to Everett C. Hughes by Howard Saul Becker( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and Romanian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everett C. Hughes had a great impact on the field of sociology as a whole and on an entire generation of sociologists. Some of Hughes' former students and colleagues honor him in this book. The essays address the main themes in his work over the years, and illustrate as well Hughes' impact on the contributors, many of whom are themselves senior figures in the field. The book as a whole provides a distinguished and representative sampling of a major stream of contemporary sociological thought. Each of the five main divisions in the book covers one aspect of Hughes' work. The first deals with the study of occupations and professions - a field in which Hughes was a leader. The second section deals with race relations and other situations in which peoples of differing cultures meet. Beginning with his own work in French Canada many years ago, Hughes interests spread, and the breadth of this interest is seen in chapters on India, Peru, and race relations in the United States. Problems of organizations - how they are put together and how they work - are contained in a third section. A fourth section reflects Hughes' interest in the impact of institutional experience on the people who participate in social institutions, and includes chapters on occupational socialization, status passage, and the use of drugs. A final section develops still another of Hughes' interests - social science method. Presenting some of the most important topics of contemporary theory and research, this book remains profitable reading for every member of the discipline
Integrated Ego Psychology by David P Farrington( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ego psychology is the aspect of psychoanalytic theory concerned with how people adapt to the demands and possibilities of their worlds in accordance with their inner requirements. All substantial theories of personality refer to adaptation, but there are several features special to ego psychology. It offers by far the most elaborate picture of the adaptive apparatus and of the varied devices humans have for negotiating among their drives and their life situations. More than any other theory of psychology, it emphasizes the complicated transactions that go on in people's minds, of which many are outside conscious awareness. Norman A. Polansky argues that we must be disciplined enough to commit ourselves to one consistent line of theory if we are to harness reasoning to go beyond what we can directly observe. Few who are, or aspire to be, caseworkers, therapists or counselors come to this book innocent of all the ideas contained herein. Much will seem familiar from previous training and from experiences with people. Moreover, many Freudian terms have been adopted into the working vocabularies of all educated people. Words like instinctual drive, defense mechanism, anxiety, guilt, conflict, unconscious, and the like, are used all the time in estimating each other. One task of Integrated Ego Psychology is defining such terms with precise meanings, as well as showing the logical connections among them. Psychoanalytic theory has envolved for about a century, and some "grand simplicities" have finally emerged. This book, for practitioners, indicates the need for a theory to guide work if we are to help people effectively. The theory must be elaborate enough to cover a very wide range of human activity and it must meet certain other standards as well."--Provided by publisher
Institutions and the person. Papers presented to Everett C. Hughes. (Edited by Howard S. Becker, Blanche Geer, David Riesman, Robert S. Weiss.) by Everett C Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Participant observation and interviewing: a comparison( )

1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nothing, if not critical by Blanche Geer( )

1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

School and society : a sociological reader : prepared by the school and society course team at the Open University( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Participant observation and interviewing : a comparison by Howard Saul Becker( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Students and politics by Blanche Geer( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Participant observation and interviewing : a comparison by Howard Saul Becker( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Institutions and the person. Papers pres. to Everett cherrington Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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