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Class and Conformity : A Study in Values - Melvin L. Kohn

Class and Conformity

A Study in Values

Paperback Published: 1st January 1977
ISBN: 9780226450261
Number Of Pages: 376

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First published in 1969 and augmented by the author with a new essay in 1977, "Class and Conformity" remains a model of sociological craftsmanship. Kohn's work marshals evidence from three studies to show a decided connection between social class and values. He emphasizes that occupation fosters either self-direction or conformity in people, depending upon the amount of freedom from supervision, the complexity of the task, and the variety of work that the job entails. The extent of parents' self-direction on the job further determines the value placed on self-direction for their children; thus, Kohn finds, is the most critical and pervasive factor distinguishing children raised in different socioeconomic classes.

ISBN: 9780226450261
ISBN-10: 0226450260
Series: Midway Reprints
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 1st January 1977
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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