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Blau, Peter Michael

Works: 79 works in 537 publications in 6 languages and 13,858 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Bibliography  Conference proceedings  Longitudinal studies  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Interviewee
Classifications: HM131, 301.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Michael Blau
Bureaucracy in modern society by Peter Michael Blau( Book )
69 editions published between 1956 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 2,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dynamics of bureaucracy; a study of interpersonal relations in two Government agencies by Peter Michael Blau( Book )
81 editions published between 1955 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Formal organizations: a comparative approach by Peter Michael Blau( Book )
74 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Upon its publication in 1962, this book became one of the founding texts of organizational sociology. Bringing together diverse approaches, it presented a new focus of interest: the formal organization. Blau and Scott raised the level of analysis from attention solely on individual participants and work groups to a broader understanding of organizations as collective actors. In the book, the authors reviewed multiple types of studies--including case studies, experimental research, and surveys--and integrated them to define new central themes. They used their own empirical studies of two social welfare agencies to illustrate the ways in which varying organizational contexts shape work group and participant attitudes and activities. The book served to integrate research on both formal and informal systems, authority and leadership, and stressed the importance of links to the wider environment. This reissue, which includes a new introduction by Scott, makes this seminal work accessible to a new generation of scholars and practitioners.--From publisher description
Exchange and power in social life by Peter Michael Blau( Book )
68 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The American occupational structure by Peter Michael Blau( Book )
30 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Approaches to the study of social structure by Peter Michael Blau( Book )
25 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the nature of organizations by Peter Michael Blau( Book )
16 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The structure of organizations by Peter Michael Blau( Book )
13 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inequality and heterogeneity : a primitive theory of social structure by Peter Michael Blau( Book )
8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crosscutting social circles : testing a macrostructural theory of intergroup relations by Peter Michael Blau( Book )
17 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Structural contexts of opportunities by Peter Michael Blau( Book )
9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this capstone to a prolific career, he has brought together these concerns to form a wide-ranging theory of population structures and their influence on social life - from opportunities in job choice and social mobility, to organizational participation, and intergroup relations
Structures of power and constraint : papers in honor of Peter M. Blau by Craig J Calhoun( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Are social structures products of human action, expressions of individual or group power? Or are they essentially external constraints on human action, necessarily analyzed at a different level? How are themes of power and constraint to be joined in a common analytic approach? These have long been central questions for sociologists. since the collapse of functionalism as a unifying paradigm, however they have often appeared as the basis for sharp divisions between competing analytic paradigms. The divide between structuralism and rational-choice theory has been one of the most prominent such splits. Yet each approach has undergone a revival in past years. The editors of this book, in honour of Peter Blau, brought together a wide range of distinguished sociologists who have taken positions on different sides of this issue and brings them into focus as parts of a common discourse on the place of social structure and concepts of strategic action in sociological explanation
Continuities in structural inquiry by Peter Michael Blau( Book )
9 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reader's guide to the social sciences by Bert F Hoselitz( Book )
16 editions published between 1959 and 1972 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La burocracia en la sociedad moderna by Peter Michael Blau( Book )
8 editions published between 1962 and 1974 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le organizzazioni formali : un approccio comparato by Peter Michael Blau( Book )
3 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social Roots of Art Metropolitan Conditions and the Development of Art, 1970-1980 by Judith R Blau( )
2 editions published in 1988 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection offers data on social structure and social conditions in SMSAs of the United States and examines how these conditions influence cultural development. In addition to presenting a broad range of census data aggregated at the SMSA level, the collection also provides detailed variables on metropolitan art institutions and funding for those institutions. Structural variables, which are supplied for both 1970 and 1980, include detailed items on marital status, occupation, ethnicity, language, education, age, race, and income. Art variables for each SMSA include total number of artists, art museums, galleries, dance companies, theaters, orchestras, motion picture theaters, concerts, and radio station formats. Many of the art categories are broken down further into detailed specialties. For example, in addition to the variable that tabulates total number of artists in each SMSA, there are separate variables for the number of actors, authors, dancers, designers, musicians and composers, painters and sculptors, and photographers. Similarly, information is presented on many different types of galleries, such as galleries specializing in paintings, graphic arts, furniture, oriental art, porcelain, antiquities, etc. Information is also provided in this collection on arts participation and attendance.... Cf.:
The American journal of sociology cumulative index : volumes 1-70, 1895-1965 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Occupational Changes in a Generation, 1962 and 1973 ( )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These data were collected to study the effect of men's backgrounds on their careers. The 1962 and 1973 surveys (Parts 1 and 2) were intended to supplement the March Current Population Surveys conducted by the Census Bureau. The Replicate Data file (Part 3) is a recoded subset of the common variables from the 1962 and 1973 fichiers. This file was designed to facilitate carrying out comparative analyses of the 1962 and 1973 data. Variables include respondent's age, employment history, military service (1973 only), marital history, ethnicity, income, education, and (in 1962 only) number of children. Also included is information about educational attainment and occupation of the head of the household in which the respondent lived at age 16, intact family, mother's educational attainment (1973 only), number of siblings, and educational attainment of the respondent's oldest and (in 1973 only) youngest brother. Similar data on education, current occupation, and income are available for wives of respondents, but social background data for wives are limited to father's occupation, father's education, number of siblings, and mother's education (1973 only).... Cf.:
La burocrazia nella societa moderna by Peter Michael Blau( Book )
2 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Blau, P. M.
Blau, P. M. (Peter Michael)
Blau, Peter
Blau, Peter 1918-2002
Blau, Peter M.
Blau, Peter M. 1918-2002
Blau, Peter Michael
Blau, Peter Michael 1918-
בלאו, פיטר מ.
بيتر م. بلاو
ブラウ, ピーター・M
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