By Jules Henry
“One of the main telling and artistic examinations of yankee tradition and its values written during this century.” —Ashley Montagu
“Once upon an extraordinary whereas a ebook appears to be like that's so cogently conceived and so brilliantly achieved as to command that any destiny paintings at the topic take this booklet heavily into consideration or be lowered via the failure to take action. Such is Professor Jules Henry’s research of up to date the United States. Skillfully summoning the main trenchant theories of social and mental association, showing an exceptional experience for either the distinctiveness and sameness of all human societies and imaginatively utilizing proof that levels from census reviews to intensity interviews, Professor Henry offers us with a profound view of interconnections between American associations, values, and character.” —Book Week, The ny Sunday bring in Tribune
“. . . the majority of his booklet is great. . . . the writer is going armed with the normal ethnographic talents of the anthropological box employee and the medical institution sensitivity of a psychiatrist with a distinct expertise for nightmare, with the managed anger of a morally outraged guy upset with indignation, and a genius for phrase-making. . . . His chapters on children are the main stunningly perceptive analyses of the much-scapegoated team that i've got but seen.” —The big apple instances booklet Review
“. . . he (the reader) will locate the ebook as an entire a difficult own assertion via a talented guy . . . whose perception and keenness he needs to appreciate. . . . the executive contribution of Culture opposed to Man is its relentless exam, in concrete phrases, of the fears that underlie our society.” —The Saturday Review
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Professionals and executives care much about what they do, but have the characteristic American lack of loyalty to the organization for whom they do it. 30 million,s CULTURE AGAINST MAN ( 61 per cent of the labor force) 1 engaged in routine work requiring little education or initiative-is concerned largely with raising their living �tandard and grasping for security2 (the worker drives). Competitiveness, profit, achievement, and ex pansion (the elite drives) belong more to scientists and other professionals, to corporation executives and managers-that is, to the elite and to their satellites and imitators.
Are workers satisfied? If not, why not? What does "satisfied" mean? Can we measure the boundary line between satisfaction and dissatisfaction? '' Meanwhile, industry is hostile to workers who move too often because it is costly to train new hands, and because a missing employee disturbs production. That is why American psychology considers frequent job change as a symptom of emotional dis turbance. 1 At any-rate, ·the man who changes jobs "too frequently" is simply manifesting in extreme the characteristic American tendency to job-flux.
American Sociological Review, 20: 191-198, 1955; also, Palmer, "Attitudes toward work," Zoe. , and personal communication from Mr. Robert Weiss. 2 Fortune's study of executives reports a rapidly mounting turnover among them. See The Executtve Life by the Editors of Fortune. New York: Double day, 1956. Professionals and executives care much about what they do, but have the characteristic American lack of loyalty to the organization for whom they do it. 30 million,s CULTURE AGAINST MAN ( 61 per cent of the labor force) 1 engaged in routine work requiring little education or initiative-is concerned largely with raising their living �tandard and grasping for security2 (the worker drives).