Tag Archives: Chicago School

Chicago Sociology Includes Symbolic Interactionism

Posted on September 23, 2011 in jimsresearchnotes Thomas Theorem: “If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences” W. I. Thomas, 1928 The Second Chicago School of Sociology is little known in urban studies. To be more accurate, Robert Park and Ernest Burgess and others – notably Louis Wirth and Herbert … Continue reading

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Taxi-Dance Hall: an annotated bibliography

Paul Goalby Cressey The Taxi-Dance Hall: a sociological study of commercialized Recreation & City Life University of Chicago Press, (1932, Paperback Edition 2008). History: The Taxi-Dance Hall was popular during the 1920s and 1930s in America. It was so-called because Halls were … Continue reading

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On Methodology in Street Corner Society

One of the most exciting aspects of Street Corner Society is not directly about crime and its relation to Prohibition, fascinating as that has been, but about the methods Whyte used to bring out the relationship between individual and society … Continue reading

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Symbolic Interaction and Ethnographic Research

This post’s title is also the title of a book by Professor Robert Prus, Waterloo University, Ontario, Canada. Its full title is Symbolic Interaction and Ethnographic Research: Intersubjectivity and the Study of Human Lived Experience (State University of New York Press, 1996). … Continue reading

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