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Becoming Mead: The Social Process of Academic Knowledge

Daniel R. Huebner


This study contributes to the sociology of knowledge and the history of the human sciences by tracing the complex social action processes through which knowledge is produced about a major classical author, George Herbert Mead. The case raises acute questions regarding how authoritative knowledge comes to be produced about an intellectual and about the social nature of knowledge production in academic scholarship. Instead of treating Mead’s problematic reputation as a separate topic of study from his own intellectual biography, the analysis reconceptualizes both as essentially knowledge produ ... More

Keywords: George Herbert Mead, sociology, knowledge, philosophy, social process, pragmatism, sociology of knowledge, social psychology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226171371
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226171548.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel R. Huebner, author