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Herbert Blumer

1900 - 1987

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Herbert George Blumer (March 7, 1900 – April 13, 1987) was an American sociologist whose main scholarly interests were symbolic interactionism and methods of social research. Believing that individuals create social reality through collective and individual action, he was an avid interpreter and proponent of George Herbert Mead's social psychology, which he labeled symbolic interactionism. Blumer elaborated and developed this line of thought in a series of articles, many of which were brought together in the book Symbolic Interactionism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herbert Blumer has received more than 297,300 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Herbert Blumer is the 35th most popular sociologist (down from 33rd in 2019), the 2,421st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,056th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Sociologist.

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Among sociologists, Herbert Blumer ranks 35 out of 54Before him are Thomas Luckmann, Harold Garfinkel, Saskia Sassen, Ludwig Gumplowicz, Georges Gurvitch, and Amitai Etzioni. After him are Edwin Sutherland, Charles Tilly, David Riesman, Mark Granovetter, Juan José Linz, and Howard S. Becker.

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Among people born in 1900, Herbert Blumer ranks 97Before him are Yvonne de Gaulle, Leonardo Conti, Karin Boye, Kiyoo Kanda, Leslie White, and George Uhlenbeck. After him are Muhammad Asad, Duy Tân, Miguel Alemán Valdés, Valko Chervenkov, Zhang Wentian, and Violet Brown. Among people deceased in 1987, Herbert Blumer ranks 63Before him are Andrei Mironov, Anny Ondra, Maxwell D. Taylor, Geraldine Page, Mervyn LeRoy, and Gordon Gollob. After him are Nobuhito, Prince Takamatsu, Charan Singh, Will Sampson, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Masatoshi Nakayama, and Joop den Uyl.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Herbert Blumer ranks 2,421 out of 18,182Before him are Pinetop Perkins (1913), Irvin Kershner (1923), Alex Haley (1921), Berenice Abbott (1898), Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890), and John Glover (1944). After him are Gene Deitch (1924), Daniel Inouye (1924), John B. Kelly Sr. (1889), Edwin Hall (1855), Ralph Asher Alpher (1921), and Vesto Slipher (1875).

Among SOCIOLOGISTS In United States

Among sociologists born in United States, Herbert Blumer ranks 9Before him are Immanuel Wallerstein (1930), C. Wright Mills (1916), Daniel Bell (1919), Robert E. Park (1864), W. I. Thomas (1863), and Harold Garfinkel (1917). After him are Edwin Sutherland (1883), Charles Tilly (1929), David Riesman (1909), Mark Granovetter (1943), Howard S. Becker (1928), and Seymour Martin Lipset (1922).