Rose, Arnold M.

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Rose, Arnold M. (1918–68) An American sociologist, a somewhat eclectic symbolic interactionist who adopted an intermediate position between the humanistic approach of the Chicago School, and the more positivist stance of Manford Kuhn and his followers at Iowa. Rose argued that the interactionist perspective was compatible with a range of research techniques—including both participant observation and the social survey. This methodological and theoretical pluralism is evident in the widely used collection of essays on Human Behavior and Social Processes (1962), edited by Rose and with contributions from (among others) Howard Becker, Ralph Turner, Herbert Blumer, Robert Dubin, Herbert Gans, and Manford Kuhn, all of whom are seen as offering an interactionist approach to the study of society.