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Class and Conformity A Study in Values

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ISBN-10: 0226450260

ISBN-13: 9780226450261

Edition: 2nd 1989 (Reprint)

Authors: Melvin Kohn

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First published in 1969 and augmented by the author with a new essay in 1977, Class and Conformity remains a model of sociological craftsmanship. Kohn's work marshals evidence from three studies to show a decided connection between social class and values. He emphasizes that occupation fosters either self-direction or conformity in people, depending upon the amount of freedom from supervision, thenbsp;complexity of the task, and the variety of work that the job entails. The extent of parents' self-direction on the job further determines the value placed on self-direction for their children; thus, Kohn finds, is the most critical and pervasive factor distinguishing children raised in…    
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Book details

List price: $49.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/15/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 0.62" wide x 0.90" long x 0.09" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English