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The Development of a Theory of Social Structure and Personality


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A reexamination of the relationship between people’s location in the social order and their personality

In The Development of a Theory of Social Structure and Personality Melvin Kohn, a pioneer in the cross-national, comparative and collaborative study of social structure and personality examines his sociological research spanning a six-decade career to articulate a theory of social structure and personality.

1. Hagerstown and Schizophrenia; 2. Social Stratification and Parent-Child Relations in Washington, DC; 3. The Torino Study; 4. Men Employed in Civilian Occupations in the United States; 5. The Transformation of the Occupations Study into a Longitudinal Analysis; 6. Life on Sabbatical Leave in Norway and at the National Institute of Mental Health; 7. Class, Stratification and Personality; 8. Poland under Communism; 9. Occupational Self-Direction and Distress in Poland; 10. The Vietnam War, Nixon and Me; 11. Japan; 12. Germany––West and East; 13. Poland and Ukraine in Transition to Capitalism and Democracy; 14. The Presidency of the American Sociological Association, Ronald Reagan and My Job Switch; 15. My Two Exploratory Expeditions to China; 16. China in Transition to a Modern Economy; 17. Retirement, and My Last Sabbatical, at Deep Springs Junior College; 18. The Theory I Propose; Index.



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Published 30 April 2019
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EAN13 9781785270680
Language English

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