RIESMAN, DAVID; GLAZER, NATHAN; DENNEY, REUEL.
Title The Lonely Crowd: A Study Of The Changing American Character.
Book Condition Softcover. Good condition.
Edition Eighth Printing.
Publisher Yale University Press, New Haven: 1961.
Seller ID 8472X2
The hypothesis of this book is that there has been a change in the character of the American people, that where once men whose character was "inner-directed" dominated our society, the tendency is now toward the dominance of the "other-directed" character. The inner-directed persons are those who internalize adult authority - the pioneers, the individualist; the other-directed persons are those whose character is formed chiefly by the example of their peers and contemporaries. The substance of the book is concerned with the confluence and consequences of these two types in contemporary American society. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: David Riesman, Inner-Directed, Other-Directed, Thornstein Veblen, Alexis de Toqueville, Puritan Ethic, Politics, Peer Groups, Film, Leisure, Industrialization, Sigmund Freud, Class, Character, Anxiety, American Charactrer, Society, Life Styles, Nathan Glazer).