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  • Additional Information
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Personality
      Role
      Self
      Social psychology
      Status
    • Abstract:
      Try to imagine sociology being without the role concept. The thought experiment will strike us as impossible. And yet, through the early decades of the 20th century, remarkably few sociologists thought of social agents as incumbents of social roles and as performing roles in their day to day lives. This article addresses a set of related questions. How did sociologists manage without the concept social role? How did they describe the social agent and his agency? When and in what circumstances was the term social role initially formulated and when did it enter the vocabulary of social science? Ralph Linton’s The Study of Man (1936) is identified as the key text in this history of the concept social role, foreshadowed in writings of Robert Park, E. A. Burgess, and Kimball Young. Linton introduced his role idea in the midst of disciplinary change with boundaries between sociology and psychology (particularly social, and personal, psychology) being redrawn. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Arts-Education, Deakin University, 3220, Geelong, VIC, Australia
    • Full Text Word Count:
      11079
    • ISSN:
      0003-1232
    • Accession Number:
      10.1007/s12108-017-9354-0
    • Accession Number:
      129929000
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      JACOBS, S. How Role Replaced Personality as a Major Category of Sociology. American Sociologist, [s. l.], v. 49, n. 2, p. 280–298, 2018. DOI 10.1007/s12108-017-9354-0. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=129929000&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 6 jun. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Jacobs S. How Role Replaced Personality as a Major Category of Sociology. American Sociologist. 2018;49(2):280-298. doi:10.1007/s12108-017-9354-0.
    • APA:
      Jacobs, S. (2018). How Role Replaced Personality as a Major Category of Sociology. American Sociologist, 49(2), 280–298. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12108-017-9354-0
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Jacobs, Struan. 2018. “How Role Replaced Personality as a Major Category of Sociology.” American Sociologist 49 (2): 280–98. doi:10.1007/s12108-017-9354-0.
    • Harvard:
      Jacobs, S. (2018) ‘How Role Replaced Personality as a Major Category of Sociology’, American Sociologist, 49(2), pp. 280–298. doi: 10.1007/s12108-017-9354-0.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Jacobs, S 2018, ‘How Role Replaced Personality as a Major Category of Sociology’, American Sociologist, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 280–298, viewed 6 June 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Jacobs, Struan. “How Role Replaced Personality as a Major Category of Sociology.” American Sociologist, vol. 49, no. 2, June 2018, pp. 280–298. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1007/s12108-017-9354-0.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Jacobs, Struan. “How Role Replaced Personality as a Major Category of Sociology.” American Sociologist 49, no. 2 (June 2018): 280–98. doi:10.1007/s12108-017-9354-0.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Jacobs S. How Role Replaced Personality as a Major Category of Sociology. American Sociologist [Internet]. 2018 Jun [cited 2020 Jun 6];49(2):280–98. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=129929000&custid=s8280428