Peter Berger

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Peter L. Berger is Professor of Sociology at Boston University and Director of the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture. He has previously been Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University, New Jersey, and in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York. He is the author of many books including Invitation to Sociology,(More)
For more than a century social scientists have grappled with the question of the role of religion and values in the creation of modern capitalism and democracy. Although it is only in the past twenty years that sociologists have begun to use the phrase “social capital” to describe religion’s role in these developments, the concept was implicit in the(More)
Due to their extensive structural heterogeneity, the elucidation of glycosylation patterns in glycoproteins such as the subunits of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), hCG-alpha, and hCG-beta, remains one of the most challenging problems in the proteomic analysis of post-translational modifications. In consequence, glycosylation is usually studied after(More)
We formulate the recovery of a graph signal from noisy samples taken on a subset of graph nodes as a convex optimization problem that balances the empirical error for explaining the observed values and a complexity term quantifying the smoothness of the graph signal. To solve this optimization problem, we propose to combine the alternating direction method(More)
BACKGROUND The study investigates whether established in-patient therapy for teachers with burnout results in long-acting success and whether gender gaps and differences between teachers of different school levels exist. According to our knowledge, our study is the most extensive inpatient intervention study on the burnout of a defined occupational group,(More)
Laser materials processing with ultra-short pulses allows very precise and high quality results with a minimum extent of the thermally affected zone. However, with increasing average laser power and repetition rates the so-called heat accumulation effect becomes a considerable issue. The following discussion presents a comprehensive analytical treatment of(More)
  • Alexandr G. Asmolov, Gregory A. Asmolov, Peter Berger, Thomas Luckman
  • 2009
The blogs as the platform for a virtual personality construction are considered in the article on the assumption of the positions of Lev S. Vygotsky’s cultural-historical approach. Internet journalism practices are considered as the example for the processes of virtual “I” formation. The authors affirm that the appearance of consecutive and stable(More)
Because the analysis of how collective symbolism functions necessarily entails different methodological perspectives, it requires a distinct methodical process. Collective symbols, like all symbols, are connecting elements within the dialectical relationship between individual and society; they are responsible for establishing cohesion within all kinds of(More)
Organizations have deep and pervasive effects on our lives at work and beyond. The previous century witnessed a massive transformation of advanced capitalist societies: whereas families and neighborhoods once constituted the basis of society, now large organizations play a pivotal role in every sphere (Perrow 1991). And the most recent decades have(More)