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This work remains a pioneer sociological treatise on American culture. By understanding the individual not as the product of society but as its mirror image, Cooley concludes that the social order cannot be imposed from outside human nature but that it arises from the self. Cooley stimulated pedagogical inquiry into the dynamics of society with the publication of Human Nat ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published January 30th 1983 by Routledge (first published January 1st 1983)
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Fascinating thoughts on the degree to which human minds don't really exist as separate silos but rather interpenetrate each other and rely on each other for their own existence. Enjoyable to the extent to which you can ignore the fact that he thinks adult white males are the only beings with full minds (pub. 1902). ...more
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Cooley know his stuff. I stumbled upon him by accident in college, thanks to some really nice exchange professor - I wish I could have read it much earlier.
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