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Blau, Peter M. 1918-2002

Works: 112 works in 791 publications in 7 languages and 16,031 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Longitudinal studies  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Honoree, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: HM131, 301.18
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Most widely held works about Peter M Blau
Most widely held works by Peter M Blau
Bureaucracy in modern society by Peter M Blau( Book )

77 editions published between 1956 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 1,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dynamics of bureaucracy : a study of interpersonal relations in two Government agencies by Peter M Blau( Book )

105 editions published between 1955 and 1980 in English and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on thesis, Columbia University Bibliography: p.223-226
Exchange and power in social life by Peter M Blau( Book )

93 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this landmark study, Peter M. Blau considers a basic question: How does social life become organized into increasingly complex structures of associations among humans? This analysis, first published in 1964, represents a pioneering contribution to the sociological literature. The principles of reciprocity and imbalance are used to derive such processes as power, changes in group structure, and the two major forces that govern the dynamics of complex social structures: the legitimization of organizing authority of increasing scope and the emergence of oppositions along different lines producing conflict and change."--Publisher description
Formal organizations: a comparative approach by Peter M Blau( Book )

70 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,443 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
The American occupational structure by Peter M Blau( Book )

33 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objective of this book is to present a systematic analysis of the American occupational structure, and, thus, of the major foundation of the stratification system in this society. Processes of social mobility from one generation to the next and from career beginnings to occupational destinations are considered to reflect the dynamics of the occupational structure. By analyzing the patterns of these occupational movements, the conditions that affect them, and some of their consequences, one attempts to explain part of the dynamics of the stratification system in the United States. The inquiry is based on a considerable amount of empirical data collected from a representative sample of over 20,000 American men between the ages of 20 and 64. The survey of "Occupational Changes in a Generation" was carried out as an adjunct to the monthly "Current Population Survey" of the Bureau of the Census. The analysis of the data collected in the survey constitutes the bulk of the material reported in the present book, although occasionally other sources are drawn on as well. As the comparative data from a variety of societies needed for refining the theory of stratification are not available in this study, it has been supplemented with data from mobility surveys of other countries. (Author/JM)
Approaches to the study of social structure by Peter M Blau( Book )

37 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Publication of the American Sociological Association." Bibliography: p. 254-283. Includes indexes
On the nature of organizations by Peter M Blau( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and Spanish and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The organization of academic work by Peter M Blau( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on quantitative empirical data on 115 American universities and colleges, The Organization of Academic Work presents a systematic study of the relationship between bureaucracy and scholarship, particularly the influences of the administrative structure of American universities and colleges on academic work"--Cover
The structure of organizations by Peter M Blau( Book )

16 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reader's guide to the social sciences by Bert F Hoselitz( Book )

37 editions published between 1959 and 1972 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inequality and heterogeneity : a primitive theory of social structure by Peter M Blau( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crosscutting social circles : testing a macrostructural theory of intergroup relations by Peter M Blau( Book )

31 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Crosscutting Social Circles describes a theory of groups' relations to each other, and tests the theory in the 125 largest metropolitan areas In the United States. The focus is on the Influence social structure exerts on intergroup relations. Blau and Schwartz show how role relations are influenced by how people are distributed among social positions. Examples are a community's racial composition, division of labor, ethnic heterogeneity, income Inequality, or the extent to which educational differences are related to income differences. Blau and Schwartz test their theory by considering its impact on such structural conditions as intermarriage, an important form of intergroup relations. The authors derive the main principles of previously formulated theories of intergroup relations and present them in simpler and clearer form. They empirically test the power of the theory by analyzing its ability to predict how social structure affects intermarriage in the largest American cities, where three-fifths of the American population live. They selected cities because population distribution of a small neighborhood might be affected by casual associations among neighbors; it is much more sociologically interesting if population distribution also affects mate selection in a city of millions. Unlike most theories that emphasize the implications of such cultural orientations as shared values and common norms, this volume focuses on the significance of various forms of inequality and heterogeneity. As one of the few books that supplies a large-scale empirical test of implications of a theory, Crosscutting Social Circles serves as a model. The new introduction by Peter Blau reviews the origins and impact of the book. It will be of immense value to sociologists, psychologists, and group relations specialists."--Provided by publisher
Structural contexts of opportunities by Peter M Blau( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distinguished sociologist Peter Blau has opened up a variety of fields with brilliant contributions, ranging from research on social networks of small groups and quantitative studies of formal organizations to more synoptic investigations of populations and the large-scale structures which hold them together
Structures of power and constraint : papers in honor of Peter M. Blau by Craig J Calhoun( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 418 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 M Blau( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formal organizations by Peter M Blau( Book )

28 editions published between 1961 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social Roots of Art : Metropolitan Conditions and the Development of Art, 1970-1980 by Judith R Blau( )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 43 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.:
Occupational Changes in a Generation, 1962 and 1973 by Peter M Blau( )

2 editions published in 1994 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 29 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 data files. 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.:
Le organizzazioni formali : un approccio comparato by Peter M Blau( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formal organizations a comparative approach by Peter M Blau( )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Structural contexts of opportunities
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Alternative Names
Blau, P. M.

Blau, P. M.‏ 1918-2002

Blau, P. M. (Peter Michael)

Blau, Peter

Blau, Peter 1918-2002

Blau, Peter M.

Blau, Peter M. 1918-2002

Blau, Peter M. (Peter Michael)

Blau Peter Michael

Blau, Peter Michael 1918-

Blʼau, Piṭer M., 1918-2002

Bulao, 1918-2002

Bulao, Bide M. 1918-2002

Bulao, Bite, 1918-2002

Burau, P. M., 1918-2002

Burau, Pītā M., 1918-2002


Peter Blau Amerikaans socioloog (1918-2002)

Peter Blau sociólogo estadounidense

Peter Blau sociologue américain

Peter Blau US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Peter Michael Blau

Питер Блау американский социолог

Пітер Блау

בלאו, פיטר מ.

בלאו, פיטר מ. סוציולוג אמריקאי

بيتر بلاو عالم اجتماع أمريكي

بيتر م. بلاو، 1918-2002

브라우, P. M. 1918-2002

블라우, 피터 마이클 1918-2002

ブラウ, ピーター・M

ブラウ, ピーター M.‏ 1918-2002