Lonely Crowd

ISBN-10: 0300088655

ISBN-13: 9780300088656

Edition: 2nd 2001

Authors: David Riesman, Reuel Denney, Nathan Glazer

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The Lonely Crowd is a now classic analysis of the 'new middle class', opening exciting new dimensions in our understanding of the psychological, political and economic problems that confront the individual in contemporary American society.
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List price: $18.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2/8/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 7.75" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880

Nathan Glazer is Professor of Education and Sociology, Emeritus, at Harvard University.

Twenty Years After - A Second Preface
Preface to the 1961 Edition
Some Types of Character and Society
Character and Society
The Characterological Struggle
From Morality to Morale: Changes in the Agents of Character Formation
Changes in the Role of the Parents
Changes in the Role of the Teacher
A Jury of Their Peers: Changes in the Agents of Character Formation (Continued)
The Peer-group in the Stage of Inner-direction
The Peer-group in the Stage of Other-direction
Storytellers as Tutors in Technique: Changes in the Agents of Character Formation (Continued)
Song and Story in the Stage of Tradition-direction
The Socializing Functions of Print in the Stage of Inner-direction
The Mass Media in the Stage of Other-direction
The Inner-directed Round of Life
Men at Work
The Side Show of Pleasure
The Struggle for Self-approval
The Other-directed Round of Life: from Invisible Hand to Glad Hand
The Economic Problem: the Human Element
The Milky Way
The Other-directed Round of Life (Continued): The Night Shift
Changes in the Symbolic Meaning of Food and Sex
Changes in the Mode of Consumption of Popular Culture
The Two Types Compared
Tradition-directed, Inner-directed, and Other-directed Political Styles: Indifferents, Moralizers, Inside-dopesters
The Indifferents
The Moralizers
The Inside-dopesters
Political Persuasions: Indignation and Tolerance
Politics as an Object of Consumption
The Media as Tutors in Tolerance
Do the Media Escape From Politics?
The Reservoir of Indignation
"In Dreams Begin Responsibilities"
Images of Power
The Leaders and the Led
Who Has the Power?
Americans and Kwakiutls
Adjustment or Autonomy?
The Adjusted, the Anomic, the Autonomous
The Autonomous Among the Inner-directed
The Autonomous Among the Other-directed
False Personalization: Obstacles to Autonomy in Work
Cultural Definitions of Work
Glamorizers, Featherbedders, Indispensables
The Overpersonalized Society
Enforced Privatization: Obstacles to Autonomy in Play
The Denial of Sociability
Sociability and the Privatization of Women
Packaged Sociabilities
The Problem of Competence: Obstacles to Autonomy in Play (Continued)
The Play's the Thing
The Forms of Competence
The Avocational Counselors
Freeing the Child Market
Autonomy and Utopia
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