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Riesman, David 1909-2002

Works: 271 works in 1,447 publications in 12 languages and 24,881 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Abstracts  Social history 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Contributor, Writer of accompanying material, win
Classifications: BF755.A5, 378.73
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The lonely crowd : a study of the changing American character by David Riesman( Book )

300 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 6,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses social character and the difference in social character between men of different regions, eras, and groups. Considers the ways in which different social character types, once they are formed at the knee of society, are then deployed in work, play, politics, and child-rearing activities of society. Discusses the way in which one kind of social character, which dominated America in the nineteenth century, is gradually being replaced by a social character of a different sort
The academic revolution by Christopher Jencks( Book )

42 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in English and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Academic Revolution describes the rise to power of professional scholars and scientists, first in America's leading universities and now in the larger society as well. Without attempting a full-scale history of American higher education, it outlines a theory about its development and present status. It is illustrated with firsthand observations of a wide variety of colleges and universities the country over-colleges for the rich and colleges for the upwardly mobile; colleges for vocationally oriented men and colleges for intellectually and socially oriented women; colleges for Catholics and colleges for Protestants; colleges for blacks and colleges for rebellious whites. The authors also look at some of the revolution's consequences. They see it as intensifying conflict between young and old, and provoking young people raised in permissive, middle-class homes to attacks on the legitimacy of adult authority. In the process, the revolution subtly transformed the kinds of work to which talented young people aspire, contributing to the decline of entrepreneurship and the rise of professionalism. They conclude that mass higher education, for all its advantages, has had no measurable effect on the rate of social mobility or the degree of equality in American society. Jencks and Riesman are not nostalgic; their description of the nineteenth-century liberal arts colleges is corrosively critical. They maintain that American students know more than ever before, that their teachers are more competent and stimulating than in earlier times, and that the American system of higher education has brought the American people to an unprecedented level of academic competence. But while they regard the academic revolution as having been an historically necessary and progressive step, they argue that, like all revolutions, it can devour its children. For Jencks and Riesman, academic professionalism is an advance over amateur gentility, but they warn of its dangers and limitations: the elitism and arrogance implicit in meritocracy, the myopia that derives from a strictly academic view of human experience and understanding, the complacency that comes from making technical competence an end rather than a means."--Provided by publisher
Faces in the crowd : individual studies in character and politics by David Riesman( Book )

55 editions published between 1952 and 1979 in English and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eleven-year-old boy describes the joys and sorrows of growing up in a dysfunctional family with a jobless alcoholic father during the hard times of the Depression
Individualism reconsidered, and other essays by David Riesman( Book )

92 editions published between 1953 and 1974 in 5 languages and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty essays by Riesman on individualism, freedom, culture, Veblen, Freud, totalitarianism, and method in the social sciences originally published between 1947 and 1953
Abundance for what? : and other essays by David Riesman( Book )

45 editions published between 1964 and 2018 in English and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S. 3-96: The impact of cold war
Thorstein Veblen, a critical interpretation by David Riesman( Book )

42 editions published between 1953 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A list of Veblen's books": p. 210. "Selective bibliography": p. 211-214
On higher education : the academic enterprise in an era of rising student consumerism by David Riesman( Book )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rapid growth of student consumerism in higher education is examined, including increased litigation against colleges by students and expanded federal efforts to protect student interests by regulating institutions. The consequences on teaching and learning of the escalating competition for student customers is analyzed. Chapters discuss: the era of faculty dominance and its decline; sources of faculty hegemony; the rise of student disaffection; college marketing and student customers; the limits of student choice; the evangelical colleges; student power in the public community colleges; the free market, marginal differentiation, and restrictions on diversity; providing information to guide student choice; student consumerism and educational change; protecting students by voluntary action; regional accrediting associations; and government intervention for consumer protection. Suggestions are offered on defeating the passivity among many student consumers in order to encourage an active participation on the student's part in the selection of his/her college which produces a more rewarding educational experience for both student and institution. Such suggestions include (1) sufficient student guidance so that the choices are well examined and (2) institutional self-evaluation in order to truthfully define collegiate objectives and offerings. Also examined are the prospects for faculty morale when the market dictates changes in curriculum and modes of instruction, student power in affecting educational change, and the role of accrediting agencies in improving the state of higher education. A bibliography, a name index, and a subject index are provided. (Lc)
Constraint and variety in American education by David Riesman( Book )

51 editions published between 1956 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perpetual dream : reform and experiment in the American college by Gerald Grant( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluated is a decade of campus experiments that began in the 1960's, as volatile a period of college reform as the coutry has ever witnessed. An overview is provided of the diversity of undergraduate education in the United States, and two general types of changes are identified: telic reforms, which redefine the goals of higher education, and popular reforms initiated in response to specific social and political developments. Three colleges that underwent telic reforms are highlighted: St. John's College, Kresge College; and the College for Human Services. Three illustrations of popular reform are made in the New College in Florida, the University of California at Santa Cruz, and the state colleges in New Jersey. (Mse)
On the making of Americans : essays in honor of David Riesman( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations in Japan : modernization, politics, and culture by David Riesman( Book )

29 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of contemporary Japanese society, based on intensive conversations with leading figures in the nation's cultural, academic, political and business life
Academic values and mass education; the early years of Oakland and Monteith by David Riesman( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La foule solitaire : anatomie de la société moderne by David Riesman( Book )

156 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etude sociologique, détaillée et d'un bon niveau, sur le caractère social de l'homme occidental depuis le Moyen Age
Academic transformation; seventeen institutions under pressure by David Riesman( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of essays written by experienced observers of academia about what happened in 17 institutions during the late 1960s. Institutions included are: Antioch; University of California, Berkeley; City College of New York; Federal City College; Harvard University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University of Michigan; Old Westbury; University of Pennsylvania; Princeton; Rutgers; San Francisco State College; Stanford; Swarthmore; Toronto; Wesleyan; and the University of Wisconsin. (Mjm)
Education and politics at Harvard : two essays prepared for the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education by Seymour Martin Lipset( Book )

15 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part I of this document discusses the political controversies in which Harvard University has been embroiled, exploring past and present sources of conflict among the various estates of the university--that is, students, faculty, administrators, and governing boards--as well as the tensions between the university and external authorities. Political, social, and religious developments in the United States and Harvard's rise to preeminence in higher education are examined. Part ii gives a personal examination of Harvard College in the late twenties, and from 1958 to the present. It takes up the question of meritocracy, that is, selection based on qualification. Meritocracy was once seen as promoting social equality. Recently, however, it has been attacked by those who see it as perpetuating a system based on racial and sexual discrimination. The effects of this new attitude on Harvard are explored. (Author/KE)
Serbia's secret war : propaganda and the deceit of history by Philip J Cohen( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An entire piece of Serbian history is missing. And in the middle of the latest Yugoslav war - Europe's worst blood bath since World War II - Serbian politicians, propagandists, and revisionist historians have made a cynical attempt at replacing the missing piece by rewriting the Holocaust record. They claim that Serbs were not Nazi collaborators in genocide, but purely victims of the same atrocities that befell the Jews; and that Serbian aspirations for a Greater Serbia are not driven by a murderous, nationalistic hatred, but rather are propelled by a victim's desire to lay claim to a safe homeland, a Serbian Promised Land. Thus has the current spilling of blood been justified. Philip J. Cohen argues that the existence of such a propaganda campaign, emanating from Belgrade, began in the earliest days of the post-World War II era and, since then, has been reflected in the world media, as well as in popular commentary and scholarly analysis. More astonishing is that this campaign has been widely successful, particularly in Israel. Remarkable for its broad portrayal and penetrating examination of the Yugoslav social and political experience, Serbia's Secret War draws heavily on documents that have been previously unavailable to the West. Some of the written record has been translated and is published here for the first time. Destined to be regarded as an important contribution to the field, Cohen's careful study of the Serbian role in the Second World War will dramatically alter how scholars, policy makers, and the general public view the bloodshed in the former Yugoslavia - and how they will come to understand the reasons behind it
Selected essays from Individualism reconsidered by David Riesman( Book )

17 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choosing a college president : opportunities and constraints by Judith Block McLaughlin( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the search and selection process for college and university presidents in its variety and intricacy. Chapter I examines the question of the importance of presidents and searches. Chapter ii describes the process of presidential succession at a private liberal arts college. Chapter iii discusses the tasks required at the start of the search. Chapter iv illustrates the importance of confidentiality by presenting, in disguised form, the search process for a president of a flagship state university. In Chapter v the authors discuss conflicts over privacy and publicity in the search process and in American society generally. Chapter vi presents an account of the 1983 search at the University of Florida in the glare of Florida's open meeting and open records laws. Chapter vii examines the significance of disclosure laws. Chapter viii describes the Winthrop College (South Carolina) search conducted with the help of a consultant. The following chapter goes on to explore the implications of consultants in search processes. Chapter x describes the Rice University (Texas) search process and illuminates the ways in which members of a search committee can court a candidate. Chapter xi examines the two-way process in which candidate and institution must each choose and be chosen. Over 250 references and an index are included. (Jb)
David Riesman's unpublished writings and continuing legacy by David Riesman( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has been over 60 years since David Riesman's most famous work The Lonely Crowd brought him international acclaim. While this remains a best-selling sociology book, Riesman's expertise and publications spanned far beyond the treatment of the American social character type offered there. This volume recasts and reintroduces Riesman by presenting newly discovered and unpublished manuscripts of his work, including excerpts from a previously unpublished critical biography of Freud that Riesman began with this assistant at the time, Philip Rieff, an interview in which Riesman describes in detail his early biography and his route into the social sciences, and other research notes and memoranda. With additional chapters analyzing the unpublished works, as well as discussions of Riesman as a public intellectual, his multi-disciplinary method of understanding society and his connections with figures such as Goffman and Fromm, this book will appeal to scholars of sociology, social theory and the history of American social science
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The lonely crowd : a study of the changing American character
The academic revolutionFaces in the crowd : individual studies in character and politicsOn higher education : the academic enterprise in an era of rising student consumerismSerbia's secret war : propaganda and the deceit of history
Alternative Names
David Riesman Amerikaans socioloog (1909-2002)

David Riesman avocat et sociologue américain

David Riesman sociologo statunitense

David Riesman US-amerikanischer Soziologe und Erziehungswissenschaftler

David Riesman usona sociologo

Riesman, D. 1909-2002

Riesman, David, 1909-

Riesmann, David 1909-2002

Дэвид Рисмен американский социолог

Рисмен, Дэвид

دیوید رایزمن

데이비드 리스먼

려사만 1909-2002

리스만, 데이비드 1909-2002

리스먼, D. 1909-2002

리스먼, 데이비드 1909-2002

리이즈맨 1909-2002

리즈맨, D. 1909-2002

리즈맨, 데이빗 1909-2002

리즈먼, 데이비드 1909-2002

리즈먼, 데이빗 1909-2002

여사만 1909-2002


リースマン, D

リースマン, D. 1909-2002

リースマン, ディヴィッド

リースマン, デイヴィッド

リースマン, デイビッド


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