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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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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Amazing how much was said about modern society fifty years ago, that still is relevant and insightful, and still is chewed upon or simply stated as new ideas. The sociological explanation being that ... 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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