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Riesman, David 1909-2002

Works: 247 works in 1,176 publications in 10 languages and 24,657 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: BF755.A5, 378.73
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The lonely crowd : a study of the changing American character by David Riesman( Book )

269 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 4,650 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 )

38 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 2,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faces in the crowd : individual studies in character and politics by David Riesman( Book )

49 editions published between 1950 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abundance for what? : and other essays by David Riesman( Book )

47 editions published between 1964 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

41 editions published between 1953 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individualism reconsidered, and other essays by David Riesman( Book )

27 editions published between 1953 and 1966 in English and held by 1,299 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
On higher education : the academic enterprise in an era of rising student consumerism by David Riesman( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 1,262 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 )

45 editions published between 1956 and 1977 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 1,003 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 )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 860 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 )

22 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic transformation; seventeen institutions under pressure by David Riesman( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 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 )

14 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 709 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 602 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 )

14 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die einsame Masse : eine Untersuchung der Wandlungen des amerikanischen Charakters by David Riesman( Book )

52 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om nutidsmenneskets angstbetonede, ubevidste trang til tilpasning og gruppeaccept, direkte afledt af det amerikanske samfunds udvikling fra individualistisk præget landbrugssamfund over industrisamfund til det moderne, konforme servicesamfund
La foule solitaire : anatomie de la société moderne by David Riesman( Book )

27 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in French and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etude sociologique, détaillée et d'un bon niveau, sur le caractère social de l'homme occidental depuis le Moyen Age
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Serbia'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

Riesman, D. 1909-2002

Riesmann, David 1909-2002

Рисмен, Дэвид

دیوید رایزمن

데이비드 리스먼

려사만 1909

리스만, 데이비드 1909-2002

리스먼, D 1909-2002

리스먼, 데이비드 1909-2002

리이즈맨 1909-2002

리즈맨, 데이빗 1909-2002

리즈먼, 데이비드 1909-2002

여사만 1909


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


The academic revolutionFaces in the crowd : individual studies in character and politicsAbundance for what? : and other essaysOn higher education : the academic enterprise in an era of rising student consumerismSerbia's secret war : propaganda and the deceit of history