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Middletown: A Study in Modern American Culture
The first of two classic studies that examined the daily life of a typical small american city--in actuality, Muncie, Indiana--in the mid-1920s, using the approach of social anthropology. Of enduring interest to students of sociology, these works inspired an acclaimed six-part television series. Index.
Paperback, 564 pages
Published April 15th 1959 by Mariner Books
(first published 1929)
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Robert Staughton Lynd was an American sociologist and professor at Columbia University, New York City. Robert and his wife Helen Lynd are best known for writing the groundbreaking "Middletown" studies of Muncie, Indiana - Middletown: A Study in Contemporary American Culture (1929) and Middletown in Transition (1937), which are classics of American sociology. Muncie was the first community to be sy ...moreMore about Robert Staughton Lynd...