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 labelled 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 268,177 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Herbert Blumer is the 33rd most popular sociologist (up from 35th in 2019), the 2,057th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,341st in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Sociologist.

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Among sociologists, Herbert Blumer ranks 33 out of 54Before him are Ziya Gökalp, W. I. Thomas, Harold Garfinkel, Thomas Luckmann, Saskia Sassen, and Ludwig Gumplowicz. After him are Georges Gurvitch, Amitai Etzioni, David Riesman, Edwin Sutherland, Andre Gunder Frank, and Seymour Martin Lipset.

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Among people born in 1900, Herbert Blumer ranks 83Before him are James Bond, Oskar Fischinger, Ernst Neufert, Carmen Polo, 1st Lady of Meirás, Herbert Bayer, and Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. After him are Helene Weigel, Violet Brown, Mervyn LeRoy, Karin Boye, Agnes Moorehead, and Emanuel Ringelblum. Among people deceased in 1987, Herbert Blumer ranks 54Before him are Randolph Scott, Rouben Mamoulian, Federico Mompou, Peter Medawar, Anny Ondra, and Erskine Caldwell. After him are Mervyn LeRoy, Luis Federico Leloir, William Stuart-Houston, Eugen Jochum, Geraldine Page, and Morton Feldman.

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Among people born in United States, Herbert Blumer ranks 2,057 out of 15,968Before him are Victor French (1934), Chris Evert (1954), Marisa Berenson (1947), Lionel Barrymore (1878), George Kelly (1905), and Eddie Eagan (1897). After him are Busta Rhymes (1972), Chris Columbus (1958), Ralph Bellamy (1904), Wes Montgomery (1923), Barry Manilow (1943), and Angela Bassett (1958).

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 David Riesman (1909), Edwin Sutherland (1883), Seymour Martin Lipset (1922), Charles Tilly (1929), Howard S. Becker (1928), and James Samuel Coleman (1926).