W. I. Thomas

Sociologist, Academic

1863 – 1947

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Who was W. I. Thomas?

William Isaac Thomas was an American sociologist. He is noted for his innovative work on the sociology of migration on which he co-operated with Florian Znaniecki, and for his formulation of what became known as the Thomas theorem, a fundamental principle of sociology: "If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences".

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Born
Aug 13, 1863
Russell County
Also known as
  • William I. Thomas
  • William Isaac Thomas
  • William I Thomas
  • William Thomas
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Tennessee
Employment
  • University of Chicago
Died
Dec 5, 1947
Berkeley

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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