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Título: Books and canon building in sociology: the case of Mind, Self, and Society
Autor: Silva, Filipe Carreira da
Vieira, Mónica Brito
Data: 2011
Editora: Sage
Citação: Silva, F C; Vieira M B (2011). Books and canon building in sociology: the case of Mind, Self, and Society. Journal of Classical Sociology, 11-4, 356-377
Resumo: This paper discusses the canonization process of George Herbert Mead (1863–1931) in sociology through a recounting of the history of the book Mind, Self, and Society (1934). The relation between Mead and this particular work has no parallel in the history of sociological theory. Although the book was not written by Mead, or even organized under his direction, it has been through it that generations of academics and students have come in contact with Mead’s ideas. There are two main goals behind this exercise in historical reconstruction. First, the study of how Mind, Self, and Society came into existence and acquired classical standing offers an insightful view of the contingency and the complexity of canon formation. It is on this continuous process of reception, through which certain texts and authors acquire classical value, which the second part of the article focuses. It discusses the extent to which the history of the reception of Mead’s ideas would have been very different, and the impact of his ideas for theory building substantially larger, if it had been based, not on a posthumously published transcript, but on his own work.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10451/20093
DOI: 10.1177/1468795X11415148
Versão do Editor: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468795X11415148
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