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Excerpt from Social Problems in America: Costs and Casualties in an Acquisitive Society
Readers who go through this book are likely not to be quite the same afterwards.
Here is an analysis of American social problems which provides the combination of an orderly intellectual framework with a remarkable collection of vignettes of direct human experience. The reader is confronted with sound modern sociological thinking. But the concepts are not left dangling in a thin, cold upper atmosphere. They are brought directly into the heart as well as the mind, as one shares vicariously in the concrete frustrations, struggles, capitulations, or aggressive reaction formations of individuals and groups.
This book is the fruit of many years of experience in teaching undergraduates. A course in Social Problems, the authors believe, should be Education in the highest sense - not just imparting facts about social pathology, but challenging complacency and stretching the students' minds to think freshly and to feel deeply about things which they may have taken for granted.
The authors love America and American institutions. But as social scientists they know that in any society there are tensions, generated often by the very ideals which are most basic and most honored in that society. America is, of course, not an exception. And the authors pull no punches in showing in detail wherein this is so. The rewards for success are high - higher than perhaps anywhere in human history. But, correspondingly, the relative deprivation of failure is necessarily also high, even though absolute deprivation may be lower in America than in societies most of whose members can have only minimal aspirations.
In any society, the book says, there are group standards of adequacy, worthiness, gratification, and security which the individual is expected to meet. When he fails to achieve satisfactions through socially acceptable experiences, he may seek to obtain them through socially unacceptable experiences. Thus, individual frustrations are transformed into social problems.
The American pursuit of success, the authors show, can be conceptualized in terms of four major governing principles: materialism-secularism, self-reliance, competition, and negotiated exchange.
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This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Szczegóły: Social Problems in America - Bredemeier Harry Charles

Nazwa: Social Problems in America Costs and Casualties in an Acquisitive Society (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Bredemeier Harry Charles
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
Kod paskowy: 9781330778647
Języki: angielski
Ilość stron: 532
Format: 15.2x22.9cm
Oprawa: Miękka


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Social Problems in America
Costs and Casualties in an Acquisitive Society (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Social Problems in America: Costs and Casualties in an Acquisitive Society
Readers who go through this book are likely not to be quite the same afterwards.
Here is an analysis of American social problems which provides the combination of an orderly intellectual framework with a remarkable collection of vignettes of direct human experience. The reader is confronted with sound modern sociological thinking. But the concepts are not left dangling in a thin, cold upper atmosphere. They are brought directly into the heart as well as the mind, as one shares vicariously in the concrete frustrations, struggles, capitulations, or aggressive reaction formations of individuals and groups.
This book is the fruit of many years of experience in teaching undergraduates. A course in Social Problems, the authors believe, should be Education in the highest sense - not just imparting facts about social pathology, but challenging complacency and stretching the students' minds to think freshly and to feel deeply about things which they may have taken for granted.
The authors love America and American institutions. But as social scientists they know that in any society there are tensions, generated often by the very ideals which are most basic and most honored in that society. America is, of course, not an exception. And the authors pull no punches in showing in detail wherein this is so. The rewards for success are high - higher than perhaps anywhere in human history. But, correspondingly, the relative deprivation of failure is necessarily also high, even though absolute deprivation may be lower in America than in societies most of whose members can have only minimal aspirations.
In any society, the book says, there are group standards of adequacy, worthiness, gratification, and security which the individual is expected to meet. When he fails to achieve satisfactions through socially acceptable experiences, he may seek to obtain them through socially unacceptable experiences. Thus, individual frustrations are transformed into social problems.
The American pursuit of success, the authors show, can be conceptualized in terms of four major governing principles: materialism-secularism, self-reliance, competition, and negotiated exchange.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Nazwa: Social Problems in America Costs and Casualties in an Acquisitive Society (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Bredemeier Harry Charles
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
Kod paskowy: 9781330778647
Języki: angielski
Ilość stron: 532
Format: 15.2x22.9cm
Oprawa: Miękka


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