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People of Plenty : Walgreen Foundation Lectures - David M. Potter

People of Plenty

Walgreen Foundation Lectures

Paperback Published: 1st January 1954
ISBN: 9780226676333
Number Of Pages: 248

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America has long been famous as a land of plenty, but we seldom realize how much the American people are a "people of plenty"--a people whose distinctive character has been shaped by economic abundance. In this important book, David M. Potter breaks new ground both in the study of this phenomenon and in his approach to the question of national character. He brings a fresh historical perspective to bear on the vital work done in this field by anthropologists, social psychologists, and psychoanalysts.
"The rejection of hindsight, with the insistence on trying to see events from the point of view of the participants, was a governing theme with Potter. . . . This sounds like a truism. Watching him apply it however, is a revelation."--Walter Clemons, "Newsweek "
"The best short book on national character I have seen . . . broadly based, closely reasoned, and lucidly written."--Karl W. Deutsch, " Yale Review
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ISBN: 9780226676333
ISBN-10: 0226676331
Series: Walgreen Foundation Lectures
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st January 1954
Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.23

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