William Foote Whyte

William Foote Whyte (* 27. June 1914; † 16. July 2000) was an important US-American sociologist. It is considered as one the outrider in the industrial sociology.

As a pioneer of the participating observation he spent four years of his life in an Italian quarter of bad clay/tone, the USA around the social connections of road course in the bad toner quarter North ends to examine. The result was its probably most well-known work the Street Corner Society, a ethnologische study of the urban society which 1943 was published.

Whyte, that out in an university graduate family in the upper central layer buildup showed already early interest to the Schriftstellerei, economy and social reforms. Between 1932 and 1936 he studied college in Philadelphia at the Swarthmore. After the end of its work to its charaktischen work he taught the Street Corner Society one year at the university of Oklahoma, got sick however then with child paralysis. Even two years rehablitation could not prevent that Whyte for the remainder of its life on sprags was dependent.

it turned 1944 to the University OF Chicago back over in the year 1948 to the School OF Industrial and laboratory relation the Cornell University to go to New York - and the remainder of its career to spend there. It was concerned from now on with the ranges of topics social reforms, social change and striven “the Entrechteten to strengthen and the gap between arm and realm to reduce”. Among its preferential Forschungsgebiet the unions of industriellen and agricultural workers in Venezuela , Peru , Guatemala and in the Basque country ranked. He wrote hundreds of scientific articles and 20 books.


  • William Foote Whyte, the Street Corner Society: The social structure of an Italian quarter. De Gruyter 1996. ISBN 3-11012-259-6

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