The Lonely Crowd: A Study of the Changing American Character, Abridged and Revised Edition

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Yale University Press, Feb 8, 2001 - Social Science - 315 pages
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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 Character

User 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 Character

User 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

Contents

Foreword by Todd Gitlin
xi
Twenty Years AfterA Second Preface
xxi
Preface to the 1961 Edition
xxxiii
CHARACTER
1
PART II POLITICS
161
AUTONOMY
237
Index
309
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Nathan Glazer is emeritus professor of education and sociology at Harvard University.

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