The Lonely Crowd: A Study of the Changing American Character, Abridged and Revised Edition
Abridged and revised with a Forward by professor Todd Gitlin, "The Lonely Crowd" is indispensable reading for anyone who wishes to understand the social character of the United States. Its now-classic analysis of the "new middle class" opens 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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Review: The Lonely Crowd: A Study of the Changing American CharacterUser Review - Liz - Goodreads
...and the award for the most racist/sexist theory of human social development goes to... I mean, I know that I'm being presentist and I'm ignoring more deeply-rooted critiques of the actual theory in the book... but some of Riesman's comments are really hard to read around. Read full review
Review: The Lonely Crowd: A Study of the Changing American CharacterUser Review - Cathy Faye - Goodreads
I picked this up in a used bookstore many years ago and tried to read it a few times. It is difficult. But, finally picked it up again and really enjoyed it this time. Written in the 50s, but such an ... Read full review