The Lonely Crowd
Title The Lonely Crowd PDF eBook
Author David Riesman
Publisher Yale University Press
Pages 371
Release 2020-03-17
Genre Social Science
ISBN 0300246730

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"One of the most important books of the twentieth century."--Gideon Lewis-Kraus, New Yorker Considered by many to be one of the most influential books of the twentieth century, The Lonely Crowd opened exciting new dimensions in our understanding of the problems confronting the individual in twentieth-century America. Richard Sennett's new introduction illuminates the ways in which Riesman's analysis of a middle class obsessed with how others lived still resonates in the age of social media. "Indispensable reading for anyone who wishes to understand American society. After half a century, this book has lost none of its capacity to make sense of how we live."--Todd Gitlin



An Analysis of David Riesman's The Lonely Crowd
Title An Analysis of David Riesman's The Lonely Crowd PDF eBook
Author Jarrod Homer
Publisher CRC Press
Pages 93
Release 2017-07-05
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1351351435

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David Riesman’s The Lonely Crowd: A Study in the Changing American Character is one of the best-known books in the history of sociology – holding a mirror up to contemporary America and showing the nation its own character as it had never seen it before. Its success is a testament to Riesman’s mastery of one key critical thinking skill: interpretation. In critical thinking, interpretation focuses on understanding the meaning of evidence, and is frequently characterized by laying down clear definitions, and clarifying ideas and categories for the reader. All these processes are on full display in The Lonely Crowd – which, rather than seeking to challenge accepted wisdom or generate new ideas, provides incisive interpretations and definitions of ideas and data from a variety of sources. Above all, Riesman’s book is a work of categorization – a form of interpretation that can be vital to building and communicating systematic arguments. With the aid of his two co-authors (Nathan Glazer and Reuel Denney), he defined three cultural types that formed a perfect pattern for understanding mid-century American society and the changes it was undergoing. The clarity of the book’s definitions tapped directly into the zeitgeist of the 1950s, powering it to best-seller status and an audience that extended far beyond academia.



The Lonely Crowd
Title The Lonely Crowd PDF eBook
Author Jarrod Homer
Publisher Macat Library
Pages 0
Release 2017-07-15
Genre Ethnopsychology
ISBN 9781912128174

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David Riesman's The Lonely Crowd explores the links between social character-the ways in which members of a society are similar to one another-and social structures. He argues that as the United States became predominantly consumer-driven, rather than production-driven-particularly after World War II-American social character changed. While pre-war Americans had based their behavior on their own internal values and beliefs, post-war Americans were becoming other-directed, with external groups including peers and the media now a key influence on the way they behaved. Riesman's work popularized sociology, helping to establish it as an academic discipline, and today it provides a fascinating window into the 1950s American psyche. Book jacket.



Lonely Crowd
Title Lonely Crowd PDF eBook
Author David Riesman
Publisher
Pages 392
Release 1900
Genre
ISBN 9789999102773

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The Lonely Crowd
Title The Lonely Crowd PDF eBook
Author David Riesman
Publisher
Pages 315
Release 1978
Genre Ethnopsychology
ISBN

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The Lonely Crowd
Title The Lonely Crowd PDF eBook
Author Jarrod Homer
Publisher CRC Press
Pages
Release 2017-07-05
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1351353225

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David Riesman’s The Lonely Crowd: A Study in the Changing American Character is one of the best-known books in the history of sociology – holding a mirror up to contemporary America and showing the nation its own character as it had never seen it before. Its success is a testament to Riesman’s mastery of one key critical thinking skill: interpretation. In critical thinking, interpretation focuses on understanding the meaning of evidence, and is frequently characterized by laying down clear definitions, and clarifying ideas and categories for the reader. All these processes are on full display in The Lonely Crowd – which, rather than seeking to challenge accepted wisdom or generate new ideas, provides incisive interpretations and definitions of ideas and data from a variety of sources. Above all, Riesman’s book is a work of categorization – a form of interpretation that can be vital to building and communicating systematic arguments. With the aid of his two co-authors (Nathan Glazer and Reuel Denney), he defined three cultural types that formed a perfect pattern for understanding mid-century American society and the changes it was undergoing. The clarity of the book’s definitions tapped directly into the zeitgeist of the 1950s, powering it to best-seller status and an audience that extended far beyond academia.



The lonely crowd
Title The lonely crowd PDF eBook
Author David Riesman
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Release 1953
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