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Middletown, a study in contemporary American culture,

Author: Robert Staughton Lynd; Helen Merrell Lynd
Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company [©1929]
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Lynd, Robert Staughton, 1892-1970.
Middletown.
New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company [©1929]
(OCoLC)655114202
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Staughton Lynd; Helen Merrell Lynd
OCLC Number: 885209
Notes: Issued also as thesis (PH. D.)--Columbia University.
"The city will be called Middletown ... [and] is in the east-north-central group of states that includes Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin."--Page 7-8.
"The Institute of social and religious research ... financed the investigation."--Preface.
Description: x pages, 2 leaves, 3-550 pages tables 23 cm
Contents: Nature of the investigation --
The city selected --
The historical setting --
The dominance of getting a living --
Who earn Middletown's living? --
What Middletown does to get its living --
The long arm of the job --
Why do they work so hard? --
The houses in which Middletown lives --
Marriage --
Child-rearing --
Food, clothing, and housework --
Who go to school? --
The things children learn --
Those who train the young --
School "life" --
Traditional ways of spending leisure --
Inventions re-making leisure --
The organization of leisure --
Dominant religious beliefs --
Where and when religious rites are carried on --
Leaders and participants in religious rites --
Religious observances --
The machinery of government --
Keeping healthy --
Caring for the unable --
Getting information --
Things making and unmaking group solidarity.
Other Titles: Study in contemporary American culture.
Responsibility: by Robert S. Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd; foreword by Clark Wissler.

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