Norbert Wiley



The Semiotic Self (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1994).

Portuguese translation: O Self Semiotico (Sao Paulo, Brazil: Edicoes Loyola, 1996).

Japanese translation: Tokyo: Hosei University Press, 1999.

The Marx-Weber Debate. Ed. by Norbert Wiley (Sage Publications, 1987).

Inner Speech and the Dialogical Self (in preparation).

Movies and the Mind: A Pragmatist Approach (in preparation).

Articles and Chapters:

"Inner Speech as a Language: A Saussurean Inquiry." Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior 36 (September 2006): 319-341.

"Pragmatism and the Dialogical Self." International Journal for Dialogical Science. 1 (September 2006): 5-21.

Peirce and the Founding of American Sociology." Journal of Classical Sociology 6 (March 2006): 23-50

"C. Wright Mills and the Good Society," in Stanley Aronowitz, ed., C. Wright Mills (Sage Publications, 2005).

"The Self as a Self-fulfilling Prophecy." Symbolic Interaction 25 (Fall 2003): 501-513.

"Emotion and Film Theory." Studies in Symbolic Interaction 26 (2004). JAI: Oxford .

"Movies and the Mind: A Pragmatist Approach," Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis (Spring 2000): 93-126.

"History of the Self: From Primates to Present." Sociological Perspectives (Winter 1994): 527-545.

"Marriage and the Construction of Reality: Then and Now," in Gerald Handel and Gail G. Whitchurch, eds. The Psycho-socialInterior of the Family (Aldine De Gruyter, 1994), pp. 37-51.

"The Politics of Identity in American History," in Craig Calhoun, ed., Social Theory and the Politics of Identity (Blackwell 1994): pp. 130-149.

"The History and Politics of Recent Sociological Theory," in George Ritzer, ed. Frontiers of Social Theory (Columbia University Press, 1990), pp. 392-415.

"The Micro-Macro Problem in Social Theory," Sociological Theory 6 (Fall 1988): 254-261.

"Introduction," The Marx-Weber Debate. Ed. by Norbert Wiley (Sage Publications, 1987), pp. 7-27.

"Early American Sociology and the Polish Peasant," Sociological Theory 4 (Spring 1986): 21-40.

"The Current Interregnum in American Sociology, Social Research 52 (Spring 1985): 179-207.

"The Congruence of Weber and Keynes," Sociological Theory1 (1983): 30-57.

"Macro Versus Micro Interpretation," in Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior 13 (October 1983): 281-284.

"Sociology: Where is the Cutting Edge?" Sociological Quarterly (Autumn 1979): 597-600.

"Notes on Self Genesis: From Me to We to I," in Studies in Symbolic Interaction, 2 (1979): 87-105.

"The Rise and Fall of Dominating Theories in American Sociology," in William E. Snizek, et. al., eds., Contemporary Issues in Theory and Research (Greenwood, 1979), pp. 47- 79.

"Social Stratification," in Jack Douglas, ed., Introductory Sociology (Macmillan 1973), pp. 356-386.

"Racism and the Silent Majority," in Peter Rose, et. al. eds., Through Different Eyes (Oxford, 1973), pp. 114-125.

"Overview of the American City," in Carol Kronus, et. al., eds. Libraries and Neighborhood Information Centers (University of Illinois Press, 1973), pp. 15-29.

"Political and Religious Liberalism among Catholics," in Sociological Analysis (1967): pp. 142-148.

"America’s Unique Class Politics," in American Sociological Review 33 (August 1967): 529-541.

"The Ethnic Mobility Trap and Stratification Theory," in Social Problems 15 (Fall 1967): 147-159.

Review Essays:

"Recent Journal Sociology: The Substitution of Method for Theory," in Contemporary Sociology 8 (November 1979): 793-799.

"On the Crises and Contradictions of Capitalism: Daniel Bell, James O’Connor and Jurgen Habermas," in Contemporary Sociology 6 (July 1977): 416-424.


“Margaret S. Archer, Structure, Agency and the Internal Conversation,” American Journal of Sociology 99 (March 2005).

“Richard Bradley, American Political Mythology: From Kennedy to Nixon,” Contemporary Sociology 32 (January 2003): 57-58

“Mark Gottdiener, Postmodern Semiotics,” Contemporary Sociology 25 (September 1996): 701-703.

“Vincent Colapietro, Peirce’s Approach to the Self,” Symbolic Interaction 14 (Fall 1992): 283-287.

“Jeffrey Alexander, Twenty Lectures,” American Journal of Sociology 82 (September 1988): 406-07.

“Marshall Pomer, Intergenerational Occupational Mobility in the United States,” Sociology and Social Research (July 1985): 594-95.

“Randall Collins, Conflict Sociology,” Contemporary Sociology 5 (May 1976): 235-239.


"Sociological Theory: Past and Present," American Sociologist (Fall 1990): 286-289.

"Response to Ritzer," Sociological Theory 7 (Fall 1989): 230-231.

"The Complementarity of Durkheim and Mead," Symbolic Interaction 12 (Spring 1989): 77-79.