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Alvin Ward Gouldner

educator , sociologist.

Alvin Ward Gouldner, American educator, sociologist. Member American Sociological Association, Society Psychological Study of Social Issues, Society Study of Social Problems (president 1962), Sociological Research Association.

Background

Gouldner, Alvin Ward was born on July 29, 1920 in New York City. Son of Louis and Estelle (Fetbrandt) Gouldner.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, Bernard Baruch College, 1941. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1945, Doctor of Philosophy., 1953.

Career

Assistant professor sociology U. Buffalo, 1947-1951. Associate professor Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1952-1954. Associate professor of University Illinois at Urbana, 1954-1957, professor, 1957-1959.

Department chairman sociology Washington University, St. Louis, 1959-1964, professor, 1959-1967, Max Weber Research professor, 1967-1980. Lecturer Free U. Berlin, 1965, Stockholm School Economics, 1965, 77, Hebrew U. Jerusalem, 1966, Warsaw (Poland) U., 1966, Goldsmith’s College, London, 1977, U. Copenhagen, 1977, U. Zagreb, 1977. Professor of University Amsterdam, 1972-1976.

Founder, editor-in-chief Trans-Action magazine, 1963-1966. Co-founder, editor-in-chief Theory and Society, Amsterdam, 1974-1980. Editor-in-chief New Critics Press, St. Louis, 1969-1980.

Editor Bobbs-Merrill Reprint Series, 1960-1980. Consultant editor Penguin Books, London, 1969-1974. Fellow Center Advanced Study Behavioral Sciences, 1961-1962.

Works

  • Author: Patterns of Industrial Bureaucracy, 1954. Wildcat Strike, 1954. (with R. A. Peterson) Notes on Technology and the Moral Order, 1962.Enter Plato, 1965

  • Coming Crisis of Western Sociology, 1970. For Sociology, 1973

  • Dialectic of Ideology and Technology, 1976. Future of Intellectuals and Rise of New Class, 1979.The Two Marxisms: Contradictions and Anomalies in the Development of Theory, 1979. Editor: Studies in Leadership: Leadership and Democratic Action, 1950. Emile Durkheim’s Socialism and Saint-Simon, 1958.(with H.P. Gouldner) Modern Sociology, 1963. (with S.M. Entertainment Miller) Applied Sociology, 1965.

Membership

Member American Sociological Association, Society Psychological Study of Social Issues, Society Study of Social Problems (president 1962), Sociological Research Association.

Connections

Married Janet Lee Walker, February 5, 1966. Children: Richard Lee, Alan Jeremy, Andrew Ward, Alessandra Walker.

father:
Louis Gouldner

mother:
Estelle (Fetbrandt) Gouldner

spouse:
Janet Lee Walker

children:
Richard Lee Gouldner

Alan Jeremy Gouldner

Andrew Ward Gouldner

Alessandra Walker Gouldner