New book Review on Early View – Hans Bakker on Glenn Jacobs’ biography of C.H. Cooley

“This provocative book should be read by students of Symbolic Interactionism (SI) and by those interested in intellectual history. Glenn Jacobs utilizes the Cooley papers and seems to have read everything Cooley wrote, published (Cooley 19021909), and unpublished. Jacobs has written a well crafted and thoroughly cogent—even entertaining—book about a topic that has been ignored since the 1960s.”

That’s how Hans Bakker begins his review of Glenn Jacob’s “Charles Horton Cooley: Imagining Social Reality”.

bakker on Jacobs

The book was published in 2006 but somehow not reviewed for Symbolic Interaction. Bakker’s review shows that the book is more than worthwhile reading and highlights Jacob’s contribution to our understanding of Colley’s place in ecological theory and interactionism.

The review can be downloaded here.


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