WorldCat Identities

Gamson, William A.

Overview
Works: 46 works in 226 publications in 2 languages and 4,690 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: HN64, 301.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William A Gamson
The strategy of social protest by William A Gamson( Book )

23 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power and discontent by William A Gamson( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

56 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 794 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
Talking politics by William A Gamson( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encounters with unjust authority by William A Gamson( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 438 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 Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SIMSOC; simulated society by William A Gamson( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1959 and 1962 in English and held by 8 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 6 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. By examining how these debates are conducted and by whom in light of the normative claims made by democratic theorists, the book also offers a means of judging how well either country lives up to the ideals of democratic debate in practice
Israeli politics and the first Palestinian Intifada : political opportunities, framing processes and contentious politics by Eitan Y Alimi( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Analyzing Palestinian print media articles published throughout the 1970s and 1980s supported by data from interviews with Palestinian grassroots activists and Israeli journalists, this volume examines the reasons for the specific time context during which the Palestinian uprising crystallized."--Jacket
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

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

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning group exercises for political sociology : a project of the Political Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cartoon discourse on nuclear arms by William A Gamson( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simsoc: a manual for participants by William A Gamson( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Talking politics
Alternative Names
Gamson, William A.

Gamson, William Anthony

William A. Gamson Amerikaans socioloog

William Anthony Gamson sociologue américain

William Anthony Gamson US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Languages
English (195)

Polish (1)

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Talking politicsWhat's news : a game simulation of TV news : participant's manualSIMSOC : simulated society : coordinator's manual with complete materialsWhat's news : a game simulation of TV news : coordinator's manualSocial movements in an organizational society : collected essaysShaping abortion discourse : democracy and the public sphere in Germany and the United StatesIsraeli politics and the first Palestinian Intifada : political opportunities, framing processes and contentious politicsWhat's news : a game simulation of TV news