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The derelicts of Company K : a sociological study of demoralization

Author: Tamotsu Shibutani
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Everywhere Company K went the men forged a record of discord and misbehavior-widespread absenteeism, insubordination, intramural violence and protests sometimes bordering on mutiny. This book describes just how Company K disintegrated. However bizarre the behavior of Company K may appear to an outsider, it becomes readily comprehensible once incidents are viewed through the eyes of the participants. This story  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tamotsu Shibutani
ISBN: 0520035240 9780520035249
OCLC Number: 4241354
Description: xv, 455 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The problem of group solidarity --
The challenge to Nisei loyalty --
The social world to Nisei servicemen --
The initial break in discipline --
The disposition of surplus personnel --
Impetuous reactions to degradation --
Fluctuations in company morale --
Anarchy at the replacement depot --
Demoralization as a social process.
Responsibility: by Tamotsu Shibutani.

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Everywhere Company K went the men forged a record of discord and misbehavior-widespread absenteeism, insubordination, intramural violence and protests sometimes bordering on mutiny. This book describes just how Company K disintegrated. However bizarre the behavior of Company K may appear to an outsider, it becomes readily comprehensible once incidents are viewed through the eyes of the participants. This story emphasizes the way in which beliefs and sentiments-concerning the army, their leaders, and especially themselves developed.

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