Blau, Peter M(ichael)

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BLAU, Peter M(ichael)

BLAU, Peter M(ichael). American (born Austria), b. 1918. Genres: Institutions/Organizations, Sociology. Career: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, instructor, 1949-51; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, instructor, 1951-53; University of Chicago, Assistant Professor, 1953-58, Associate Professor, 1958-63, Professor of Sociology, 1963-70; Cambridge University, Pitt Professor of American History and Institute, 1966-67; Columbia University, NYC, Quetelet Professor 1970-88; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Robert Broughton Distinguished Professor of Sociology, 1988-. American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow, 1975-. National Academy of Sciences, Member, 1980-. American Sociological Association, President, 1973-74. Publications: The Dynamics of Bureaucracy: A Study of Interpersonal Relations in Two Government Agencies. 1955; Bureaucracy in Modern Society, 1956, 3rd ed., 1987; (with W.R. Scott) Formal Organizations: A Comparative Approach, 1962; Exchange and Power in Social Life, 1964; (with O.D. Duncan) The American Occupational Structure, 1967 (Sorokin Award); (with R.A. Schoenherr) The Structure of Organizations, 1971; The Organization of Academic Work, 1973; On the Nature of Organizations, 1974; (ed.) Approaches to the Study of Social Structure, 1975; Inequality and Heterogeneity, 1977; (ed. with R.K. Merton) Continuities in Structural Inquiry, 1981; (with J.E. Schwartz) Crosscutting Social Circles, 1984; Structural Contexts of Opportunities, 1994. Died 2002.