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 - 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