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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'The Lonely Crowd' is considered by many to be the most influential book of the twentieth century. Its now-classic analysis of the 'new middle class' in terms of inner-directed and other-directed social character opened 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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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

Originally published in 1950, this fascinating sociological analysis was one of the assigned readings for a college course I once took on the intellectual history of twentieth-century America, and has ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jan Notzon - Goodreads

It was quite interesting but I almost gave up. I feel like it would be a very enjoyable book for people with a PhD in sociology. For a slug like me it was a bit of a grind. I would get lost in some of ... 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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