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By Daniel R. Huebner

George Herbert Mead is a foundational determine in sociology, top recognized for his ebook Mind, Self, and Society, which was once prepare after his loss of life from direction notes taken through stenographers and scholars and from unpublished manuscripts. Mead, besides the fact that, by no means taught a direction basically housed in a sociology division, and he wrote a few big variety of issues a ways outdoor of the troubles for which he's predominantly remembered—including experimental and comparative psychology, the historical past of technological know-how, and relativity theory.  briefly, he's recognized in a self-discipline during which he didn't train for a e-book he didn't write.

In Becoming Mead, Daniel R. Huebner lines the ways that wisdom has been produced via and concerning the famed American thinker. rather than treating Mead’s complex attractiveness as a separate subject of analysis from his highbrow biography, Huebner considers either biography and popularity as social approaches of data construction. He makes use of Mead as a case examine and offers clean new solutions to severe questions within the social sciences, comparable to how authors turn out to be thought of canonical specifically disciplines, how lecturers comprehend and use others’ works of their examine, and the way claims to authority and information are made in scholarship. Becoming Mead offers a unique tackle the heritage of sociology, putting it in severe discussion with cultural sociology and the sociology of data and intellectuals.

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