Georges Friedmann

Georges Philippe Friedmann (Paris, May 13, 1902 – Paris, November 15, 1977) was a French sociologist.

Son of Adolphe Friedmann (1857-1922) and Elisabeth Nathan (1871-1940), both Germans of Jewish descent, married in 1882 à Berlin and became French in 1903. A professor of labor history, he was elected president of the International Sociological Association in 1956.

Founder of the journal Communications and editor of the journal Sociology of Labor, his works include Human Problems of Industrial Machinism (1946), Where Human Labor Goes (1950), Treatise on the Sociology of Labor (1962) and Seven Studies on Man and Technique (1966).

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