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Gamson, William A.

Overview
Works: 60 works in 249 publications in 2 languages and 4,670 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by William A Gamson
The strategy of social protest by William A Gamson( Book )

26 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power and discontent by William A Gamson( Book )

28 editions published between 1966 and 1976 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking politics by William A Gamson( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those who analyze public opinion have long contended that the average citizen is incapable of recounting consistently even the most rudimentary facts about current politics; that the little the average person does know is taken at face value from the media reports, and that the consequence is a polity that is ill-prepared for democratic governance. Yet social movements, comprised by and large of average citizens who have become exercised about particular issues, have been a prominent feature of the American political scene throughout American history and they are experiencing a resurgence in recent years. William Gamson asks the question, how is it that so many people become active in movements if people are so generally uninterested and badly informed about issues? The conclusion he reaches in this book is a striking refutation of the common wisdom about the public's ability to reason about politics. Rather than relying on survey data, as so many studies of public opinion do, Gamson reports on his analysis of discussions among small groups of working-class people on four controversial issues: affirmative action, nuclear power, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the troubles in American industry. Excerpts from many of these discussions are transcribed in the book.--Provided by publisher
Encounters with unjust authority by William A Gamson( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SIMSOC: simulated society; participant's manual with selected readings by William A Gamson( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in English and Polish and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Untangling the cold war; a strategy for testing rival theories by William A Gamson( Book )

11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SIMSOC: simulated society; participant's manual with selected readings by William A Gamson( Book )

9 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptions of social life; a text-reader for social psychology by William A Gamson( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's news : a game simulation of TV news : participant's manual by William A Gamson( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SIMSOC : simulated society : coordinator's manual with complete materials by William A Gamson( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SIMSOC: simulated society : instructor's manual with forms and materials by William A Gamson( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SIMSOC, simulated society by William A Gamson( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SIMSOC: simulated society; instructor's manual with complete materials by William A Gamson( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social movements in an organizational society : collected essays by Mayer N Zald( )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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What's news : a game simulation of TV news : coordinator's manual by William A Gamson( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theory of coalition formation by William A Gamson( Book )

5 editions published between 1959 and 1962 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaping abortion discourse : democracy and the public sphere in Germany and the United States by Myra Marx Ferree( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using controversy over abortion as a lens through which to compare the political process and role of the media in these two very different democracies, this book examines the contest over meaning that is being waged by social movements, political parties, churches and other social actors. Abortion is a critical battleground for debates over social values in both countries, but the constitutional premises on which arguments rest differ, as do the strategies that movements and parties adopt and the opportunities for influence that are open to them
Simsoc : simulated society, participant's manual by Larry G Peppers( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The official guide to SIMSOC, the dynamic group simulation game whose "potential for stimulating the learning process is staggering" (Teaching Sociology), in which players grapple with the challenge of governing society. In SIMSOC, players confront issues like abuse of power, justice, diversity, trust, and leadership as they negotiate their way through labor-management strife, political turmoil, and natural disasters. Success or failure is dependent upon decisions made by players and the creativity of the group'and every game is a teaching tool. To be successful, players must utilize every basic social process from cooperation and reward to threat and punishment. SIMSOC will make participants ask questions about social control, and bring everyday experience and deeper understanding to even the most arcane social and organizational theory. Included in this Fifth Edition of SIMSOC's Participant's Manual are instructions for playing, materials for play, study questions based on participation, and selected readings about simulation games, leadership, and social processes. New to the Fifth Edition are additional size levels to accommodate groups of up to ninety participants with simplified rules and readings by authors from Nicholas Lemann to Robert Putnam
Political partnerships : neighborhood residents and their council members by Jeffrey L Davidson( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trigger for Community Conflict : the case of fluoridation( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Talking politics
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SIMSOC: simulated society; participant's manual with selected readingsWhat's news : a game simulation of TV news : participant's manualSIMSOC : simulated society : coordinator's manual with complete materialsSocial movements in an organizational society : collected essaysWhat's news : a game simulation of TV news : coordinator's manualShaping abortion discourse : democracy and the public sphere in Germany and the United StatesSimsoc : simulated society, participant's manual
Alternative Names
Gamson, William, 1934-

Gamson, William A.

Gamson, William Antho Anthony, 1934-

Gamson, William Anthony

William A. Gamson Amerikaans socioloog

William A. Gamson sociólogo estadounidense

William Anthony Gamson sociòleg estatunidenc

William Anthony Gamson sociologue américain

William Anthony Gamson US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Languages
English (195)

Polish (1)