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Alvin Gouldner


Who is Alvin Gouldner?

Alvin Gouldner a.k.a. Alvin Ward Gouldner taught sociology at Antioch College and was professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, at the University at Buffalo, President of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, professor of sociology at the University of Amsterdam and Max Weber Professor of Sociology at Washington University. He was born in New York City.

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Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Organization Studies (2007)

by Stewart Clegg, James R. Bailey

Alvin Gouldner has argued that this attitude reflects Weber's pessimistic view of bureaucracy as an inevitable feature of modern life, something Gouldner called “ the metaphysical pathos of modernity.” According to Gouldner, however, from this ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (2011)

by Shane J. Lopez

Alvin Gouldner studied the reciprocity norm, comprised of prescriptions that one should reciprocate ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Theory (2004)

by George Ritzer

Alvin Gouldner (1954) was interested in the conflict that often occurs within a bureaucracy when ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Phenomenology (2013)

dualism” (Alvin Gouldner),which were considered inherent in Parsonian structural functionalism. A new phase inJapanese sociology wasushered in. Scholarswho werenot sociologists also became interested in phenomenological sociology.

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History (2003)

by Joel Mokyr

George Homans and Alvin Gouldner) described social exchange as a system of reciprocity driven by norms. In the 1970s, Marshall Sahlins placed aboriginal gifting more precisely in two ...

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