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Social structure and self-direction : a comparative analysis of the United States and Poland

Author: Melvin L Kohn; Kazimierz M Słomczyński; Carrie Schoenbach
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1993.
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The result of a major research project on the relationship between social structures and personal values in both capitalist and socialist societies, this book interprets the links between social  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melvin L Kohn; Kazimierz M Słomczyński; Carrie Schoenbach
ISBN: 1557865299 9781557865298
OCLC Number: 29220011
Description: xvii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction - a rationale for cross-national inquiry into the relationship of social structure and personality; the methodology of the research; social class and social stratification in capitalist and socialist societies; class, stratification and psychological functioning; occupational self-direction as a crucial explanatory link between social structure and personality; issues of causal directionality in the relationships of class and stratification with occupational self-direction and psychological functioning; social structure and the transmission of values in the family; interpreting the cross-national differences; a re-evaluation of the thesis and its implications for understanding the relationship between social structure and personality.
Responsibility: Melvin L. Kohn and Kazimierz M. Slomczynski, with the collaboration of Carrie Schoenbach.

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