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A nation of strangers

Author: Vance Packard
Publisher: New York : McKay, [1972] ©1972
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Deals with the massive uprooting and the fragmentation of our society as people move from job to job and city to city.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vance Packard
ISBN: 0671786628 9780671786625
OCLC Number: 456586
Description: xiv, 368 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A society of torn roots --
Towns for company gypsies --
Migrating firms, and the towns they invade --
The three-shift towns --
Staging areas for modern nomads --
Life on the nuclear frontier --
Collegiate breeding grounds for transients --
The snowbirds of centrifugal families --
Ethnic churning in people-imploding cities --
And three novel forms of urban sprawl --
What it means to transplant today's family --
On rebuilding a social circle --
New institutions to serve high-mobiles --
The arguments for a high-mobile society --
Curious life styles of loosely rooted people --
Two towns: a comparison in personal relations --
Proneness to malaise of loosely rooted people --
Impact on the children --People turnover and community demoralization --
On recovering our sense of continuity --
New approaches to a sense of community --
Are one-layer communities the answer? --
New towns, and a bold test of neighborliness.
Responsibility: Vance Packard.

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Deals with the massive uprooting and the fragmentation of our society as people move from job to job and city to city.

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