publication . Article . 2006

G. H. Mead in the History of Sociological Ideas

Filipe Carreira da Silva;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: Portugal
My aim is to discuss the history of the reception of George Herbert Mead's ideas in sociology. After discussing the methodological debate between presentism and historicism, I address the interpretations of those responsible for Mead's inclusion in the sociological canon: Herbert Blumer, Jurgen Habermas, and Hans Joas. In the concluding section, I assess these reconstructions of Mead's thought and suggest an alternative more consistent with my initial methodological remarks. In particular, I advocate a reconstruction of Mead's ideas that apprehends simultaneously its evolution over time and its thematic breadth. Such a historically minded reconstruction can be n...
free text keywords: History of sociology, Mead, George Herbert, 1863-1931, Social Theory, Pragmatism, Psychology (miscellaneous), History, Symbolic interactionism, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Epistemology, Anthropology, Historicism, Social science, Sociology, Generalized other, Interactionism, Presentism
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publication . Article . 2006

G. H. Mead in the History of Sociological Ideas

Filipe Carreira da Silva;