HERBERT BLUMER (1900 - 1987)
- "Humans act
toward things on the basis of the
meanings they ascribe to those
- "The meaning of
such things is derived from, or
arises out of, the social
interaction that one has with others
and the society."
- "These meanings
are handled in, and modified
through, an interpretative process
used by the person in dealing with
the things he/she encounters."
Selected Individual Works:
Perspective and Method. Berkeley: U of California P, 1969.
"Society as Symbolic
Interaction." Human Behavior and Social Process: an
Interactionist Approach. Ed. Arnold M. Rose. Boston:
ôSociological Analysis and the "Variable."
American Sociological Review 21.6 (1956): 683-690.
"Collective Behavior." New Outline of the
Principles of Sociology. Ed. A. M. Lee. New York: Barnes
& Noble, 1951. 166-222.
"Sociological Theory in Industrial Relations."
American Sociological Review 12.3 (1947): 271-178.
"Critiques of Research in the Social Sciences: an
Appraisal of Thomas and Znaniecki's The Polish Peasant in Europe and
"Social Psychology." Man and Society: a
Substantive Introduction to the Social Sciences. Ed. Emerson
Peter Schmidt. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1937.
The Human Side of Social Planning. 1935.
Movies and Conduct. 1933.
Movies, Delinquency, and Crime. 1933.