“To Read Again Herbert Blumer” Italian Conference on Herbert Blumer – #sssi #sociology

“To Read Again Herbert Blumer”
Conference on Herbert Blumer in Pisa, Italy

 Monday, April 3, 2017

Herbert Blumer died on April 13th, 1987, in Pleasanton, California. Exactly thirty years after his passing, the Department of Political Science, University of Pisa, will hold a commemorative conference entitled “To Read Again Herbert Blumer” (April 3, Pisa), about his work and his scientific legacy. The interactionist community in Pisa will be pleased to involve scholars from all over the country discussing various issues about Herbert Blumer’s relevance and influence in the early 21st century. It will be an interesting journey through many themes, with speeches on different substantive topics, both theoretical and methodological. The purpose is to stimulate a common reflection on the originality of Blumer’s ideas, and their susceptibility to further elaboration, in order to identify areas where the fundamental assumptions of Symbolic Interactionism may prove useful.
This is the list of speakers

Herbert Blumer, from Chicago to Berkeley: the construction of Symbolic Interactionism, Raffaele Rauty (University of Salerno, Italy)
Mixed and/or Merged: a methodological reconstruction?, Rita Bichi (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy)

Blumer after Blumer: methodological rigour and critical positivism in Andrew Abbott’s sociology, Vincenzo Romania (University of Padua, Italy)

From Herbert Blumer to Anselm Strauss: to the roots of grounded theory and interactionism in health care, Giuseppina Cersosimo (University of Salerno, Italy)

Autoethnography and Symbolic Interactionism: a way of being, and seeing the world, Charlie Barnao (Magna Græcia University of Catanzaro, Italy)

Herbert Blumer, today, Andrea Salvini and Irene Psaroudakis (University of Pisa, Italy)

Discussant: Massimo Pendenza (University of Salerno, Italy)


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