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William Graham Sumner

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Social Sciences.

(1840 –1910)

An American sociologist who was one of the most prominent turn-of-the-century advocates of social Darwinism and laissez-faire government in the United States. Sumner's...

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Sumner, William Graham

Robert C. Bannister.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology; Education; Economics. 1594 words.

Sumner, William Graham (30 October 1840–12 April 1910), economist and sociologist, was born in Paterson, New Jersey, the son of Thomas Sumner, an English artisan who emigrated from...

Sumner, William Graham (1840–1910)

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 194 words.

(1840–1910)

An early American sociologist and noted laissez-faire Social Darwinist. Influenced by the works of Herbert Spencer

Sumner, William Graham (1840–1910)

Edited by John Scott.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 195 words.

and noted laissez-faire Social *Darwinist. Influenced by the works of Herbert Spencer, he argued that social life

folkways

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 142 words.

A term associated with the work of William Graham Sumner, whose major contribution to sociology was his analysis of

out-group

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 40 words.

In his classic study of Folkways (1906), William Graham Sumner observed that people tend to like their own group

folkways

Edited by John Scott.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 142 words.

A term associated with the work of William Graham *Sumner, whose major contribution to sociology was his analysis

out-group

Edited by John Scott.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 40 words.

In his classic study of Folkways (1906), William Graham *Sumner observed that people tend to like their own

out-group

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology.

In his classic study of Folkways (1906), William Graham Sumner observed that people tend to like their own group (the in-group) over other competing or opposing groups (the out-group). The...

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