Claude S. Fischer

The Idea That Technology Is a Driving Force in Shaping Social Behavior Is Wrong Based on the History of the Telephone. In 1909 AT&T Advertised the New Telephone "Highway".- Early forecasts about the phone match current exaggerated forcasts about the internet
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Claude Serge Fischer (born January 9, 1948)

Is an American sociologist and Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in urban sociology, research methods, and American society at UC Berkeley.

 

Early Life and Career

 

Fischer was born in ParisFrance on January 9, 1948. He came to the United States in 1952 at the age of 4. He was raised in Paterson, New Jersey, but finished high school in Los AngelesCalifornia. He graduated from Fairfax High School.

Fischer graduated with a B.A. in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1968. After completing his B.A., he went to Harvard University and completed his M.A.(1970) and Ph.D. (1972) in sociology. After completing his Ph.D., he joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley in 1972.

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