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Atherton Press

Overview
Works: 16 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 16 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: HF1455, 370.1
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Most widely held works by Atherton Press
Authority, responsibility and education by R. S Peters( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

First published in 1959, 'Authority, Responsibility and Education' focuses on the philosophy of education and is concerned with the question of moral education. It was originally based on talks delivered mainly on the Home Service and Third Programme of the BBC between April 1956 and January 1959 but, due to its wide appeal and popularity, it was revised to include work from a further 10 years of the author's teaching and experience in the subject
City politics and planning by Francine F Rabinovitz( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Discusses some of the factors determining the political impact of the city planner on community decision-making. This book also uses a reanalysis of an attitude survey of US planning directors, as well as a synthesis of previous studies. It discusses the variables that influence the effectiveness of planning
Immigrants on the threshold by Judith T Shuval( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This first large-scale empirical work on the adjustment problems of immigrants in Israel is now updated with a new introduction by the author and a preface by Alex Weingrod. The extraordinary phenomenon of worldwide immigration to Israel has made this searching study of people in transit possible. "Immigrants on the Threshold" reports on the attitudes and behaviors of almost 2,000 people from twenty countries during their first year in Israel during the early years of mass migration. It is of particular interest as the phenomenon of integration becomes an issue for concern in many other parts of the world. "Immigrants on the Threshold" by Judith Shuval presents a theoretical framework closely intermeshed with rich empirical findings. No other work in this field approaches this study in either depth of theoretical analysis or in design and execution of data collection performed by conducting in-depth interviews and then using statistical analysis to quantify results in exacting and objective detail. It attempts to answer a number of critical questions: What factors in the immigrants' past and present condition their responses to the strain of transit? What is the role of commitment to the goal of the new society into which they must incorporate? What is the role of different social and economic backgrounds in determining patterns of acculturation? What factors affect the aspirations and mobility patterns of immigrants? The answers to these questions - the hypotheses formulated and the conclusions reached in "Immigrants on the Threshold"--Contribute substantially to the fields of both sociology and social psychology. These answers, and the methods used to reach them, should be of interest to anyone in these fields and the field of applied social research, as well as those interested in Israel and questions of immigrant integration."--Provided by publisher
Problems of new power. Morocco by I. William Zartman( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Americans from Africa by Peter I Rose( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Americans from Africa seeks to convey varying perspectives on the "Black Experience" in the United States and its controversial history. This volume, Slavery and Its Aftermath, deals with four major issues: the extent of African influences on the lives of those enslaved and brought to America, beginning with an essay on "Africanisms in Everyday Life" by Melville J. Herskovits; the impact of slavery on personality and social structure, sometimes called "The Elkins Debate;" similarities and differences in life for African Americans in the South and in the North; and matters of community, class, and family, including the full text of the "Moynihan Report" and several pointed critiques. In addition to the commentaries by and on the works of Herskovits, Elkins, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan, other contributors to Volume I include Kenneth B. Clark, Mina Caulfield Davis, E. Franklin Edwards, Eugene Genovese, Ulf Hannerz, Charles S. Johnson, Leroi Jones, and Charles Keil. The second volume, Old Memories, New Moods, contains essays on the roots of black protest; the background and character of the Civil Rights Movement; interpretations of the impact and significance of Black Power, and varied views on changing self-images of being African American."--Provided by publisher
Self & society : social change and individual development by Nevitt Sanford( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Designed a developmental model intended to guide work in institutions which mold the individual: from family through schools, colleges, child guidance clinics, and mental hospitals. This work examines the central issues in furthering change through intervention in individual and group processes. It is aimed at behavioral scientists, and others
The English public schools; the sociology of elite education by Ian Weinberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The African predicament; a study in the pathology of modernisation by Stanislav Andreski( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Democracy: the contemporary theories by M Rejai( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This comprehensive textbook brings together and interprets twentieth-century developments in democratic theory. While it focuses primarily on the postwar period, it places the newer conceptions in context and compares them with such classic theories as those developed by Locke, Rousseau, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Mill. After a discussion of the historical evolution of democratic ideas, the author critically examines the contemporary theories. He shows that, in an attempt to bring democratic theory into harmony with actual practice, the newer conceptions increasingly modify the utopian and idealistic content of the classical theories. Professor Rejai demonstrates that beyond merely identifying the definitional components of democracy, the contemporary theorists specify a host of prerequisites under which democratic government is seen to emerge and flourish. He identifies five major types of preconditions, discusses and juxtaposes differing views on each type, and assesses the relative plausibility of each view.--Adapted from book jacket
Political elites in a democracy by Peter Bachrach( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

One of the potentially explosive issues of the modern era is a vast and growing disparity between the overwhelming predominance of elites in the decision-making process and the democratic ideal that people should participate in making decisions that vitally affect them. In this book an impressive array of political theorists offer conflicting views on the form of democratic elitism practiced in the United States. Defining the political elite as "the power holders of the body politic," Harold Lasswell explains that the division into "elite" and "mass" is universal, while Robert Dahl confirms that key political, economic, and social decisions are indeed made by these tiny minorities. Paul Good man argues that we are now in a period of excessive centralization that he regards as "economically inefficient, technologically unnecessary, and humanly damaging." From another standpoint, Herbert Marcuse calls for a struggle against the ideology of tolerance husbanded by the political elites in this country and Jack L. Walker contends that elitist theory has provided an unconvincing explanation of the widespread political apathy in American society. As the events of recent decades vividly demonstrate, a growing number of people refuse to recognize elite rule. This many-sided work puts before the student a variety of strongly held opinions regarding the place and function of the political elite and its power. The wide range of authoritative articles makes "Political Elites in a Democracy" a most useful addition to every course in political science that touches on the subject of elites and political power. -- Back cover
Administering the atom for peace by J. E Hodgetts( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hegel's political philosophy by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

American business and public policy; the politics of foreign trade by Raymond Augustine Bauer( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Americans from Africa by Peter I Rose( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The dynamics of modern society by William Josiah Goode( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Class, Radicalism, and Religious Involvement in Great Britain -- FOR FURTHER READING -- II. Family -- Family Structure and Educational Attainment: A Cross-National Analysis -- Equality Between the Sexes -- FOR FURTHER READING -- III. Education -- Universities and Academic Systems in Modern Societies -- FOR FURTHER READING -- PART 6 INTERACTION AMONG SUB- SYSTEMS OF SOCIETY -- Introduction -- I. Politics and Power -- The Structure of Power in American Society -- Power Elite or Veto Groups -- FOR FURTHER READING -- II. Economics and Production -- The Role of Class Mobility in Economic Development -- The Achievement Syndrome and Economic Growth in Brazil -- The Interpenetration of Firm and Society -- FOR FURTHER READING -- PART 7 SOCIAL CHANGE AND REVOLUTION -- Introduction -- The Democratization of Higher Education in America -- Breakdowns of Modernization -- The Roots of Insurgency and the Commencement of Rebellions -- FOR FURTHER READING -- Index
The social theory of Georg Simmel by Nicholas J Spykman( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Nicholas Spykman's The Social Theory of Georg Simmel, originally published in 1925, was the first comprehensive account of Simmel's ideas. It remains a valuable summary of the major elements of his thought. Spykman wrote this study for a specific purpose: to indicate Simmel's conception of the relations between different fields of theoretic inquiry into socio-historical actuality; to make Simmel's contributions to the methodology of the social sciences understood; and to illustrate Simmel's conception of sociology as a science. He shows that Simmel was primarily a social philosopher interested in a functional understanding of socio-historical realities, art and economic values, morals and aesthetics, religion, and the function of money." "Spykman identifies three major phases in the development of Simmel's thought: the first is primarily occupied with methodology and the presuppositions of the social sciences; during the second he wrote several essays containing philosophic interpretations of modern civilization; and the third culminated in his metaphysics of culture."--Jacket
 
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