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Problem of Order What Unites and Divides Society

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ISBN-10: 002935515X

ISBN-13: 9780029355152

Edition: 1994

Authors: Dennis H. Wrong, Dennis Wrong

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At the end of the twentieth century, many fear that the bonds holding civil society together have come undone. Yet, as the noted scholar Dennis Wrong shows us, our generation is not alone in fearing a breakdown of social ties and a descent into violent conflict.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 1/31/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 354
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Educated at the University of Toronto and Columbia University (from which he received his Ph.D. in 1956), Wrong teaches at New York University. He is interested especially in social change and social psychology. Much of his work has been an attempt to better understand human nature and its relationship to the structure of society. He contends that sociologists and social psychologists have failed to free themselves from their own perspectives and have thus been unable to gain a truly dialectical vision of human nature.

Acknowledgments
The Many-Sided Problem of Order
The Problem of Order from Hobbes to the Present
Order as Regularity and as Rule
Social and Antisocial Elements in Human Nature
The Freudian Synthesis
The Disparity Between Individual and Group
Group Conflict, Order, and Disorder
Notes
Bibliography
Index