Culture Against Man

By Jules Henry

“One of the main telling and inventive examinations of yankee tradition and its values written during this century.” —Ashley Montagu

“Once upon an extraordinary whereas a e-book seems that's so cogently conceived and so brilliantly carried out as to command that any destiny paintings at the topic take this publication heavily under consideration or be reduced by way of the failure to take action. Such is Professor Jules Henry’s research of up to date the US. Skillfully summoning the main trenchant theories of social and mental association, displaying a very good feel for either the distinctiveness and sameness of all human societies and imaginatively using facts that levels from census reviews to intensity interviews, Professor Henry presents us with a profound view of interconnections between American associations, values, and character.” —Book Week, The long island Sunday usher in Tribune

“. . . the majority of his ebook is excellent. . . . 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 unique expertise for nightmare, with the managed anger of a morally outraged guy dissatisfied with indignation, and a genius for phrase-making. . . . His chapters on teens are the main stunningly perceptive analyses of the much-scapegoated crew that i've got but seen.” —The manhattan instances publication Review

“. . . he (the reader) will locate the booklet as a complete a difficult own assertion by means of a proficient guy . . . whose perception and keenness he needs to recognize. . . . the manager 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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To all of this has to be further the average reluctance qf banks to lend funds to new ventures by way of little humans. therefore, the fellow who seeks to be "independent" by way of beginning his personal company can't make a loose number of what he shall do, and having made his enforced selection, he has a few 50 in line with cent likelihood of surviving. If he survives, he'll stay small and earn a modest source of revenue. 1 therefore, the little businessman sticks out within the open, frightened of different little males and of the big companies. 2 yet his worry isn't really of financial destruction purely; what he fears is also lack of the remnants of his self-hood embodied in his company. during this he's little diHerent from the employee, for the security a employee wishes from his union isn't just opposed to low pay, lack of confidence, and bad 1 Kurt Mayer, loc. cit. a lot of what's in Professor Mayer's confined and scholarly paper is said vigorously at the oasis of large own ex­ perience via Frederick W. Copeland, retired profitable company president, in his article "The phantasm of possessing a B usiness" within the Atlantic, September 1956, pp. 66--68. Mr. Copeland is now a administration advisor and has had event with countless numbers of small companies. 2 the just about overall disappearance of autonomous butchers and grocers in a few cities is, in fact, regarding the advance of grocery store chains. at the moment they threaten the range shops due to the bring up of their nonfood lines-drugs, cosmetics, phonograph files, kitchen add-ons. the latest improvement is the growth of grocery store chains into sale of television and different electric domestic home equipment. modern the USA forty-one operating stipulations: what he wishes is also a guard opposed to humiliation, for that's religious homicide. Out of the fears inherent in technological drivenness have arisen specific monetary associations. the large organizations' force to diversification is an expression not just of the need to benefit yet of the phobia of lack of markets. The exchange unions arose out of the terror of the arbitrary, humiliating strength of employers. The monstrous volume and fairly unimaginable caliber of yankee ads expresses not just the desire to riches but in addition the terror of com­ petition and buyer indifference. therefore, technological pushed­ ness derives a lot of its reason energy from worry. yet we will move even additional than this and say that the economic system is determined by worry. remove worry of festival, of failure, of lack of markets, of humiliation, of turning into out of date, and the tradition may ,stop; remove the terror the un;_on guy has of the boss and the union might blow away: however it isn't really in simple terms worry of each other that retains us riding demanding; there's additionally the nice exterior Fear-fear of the Soviet Union. with no it the car may drop to nearly part its measurement, the airplane may dwindle to a shadow,1 and numberless companies that offer them or live to tell the tale the pay­ assessments in their staff could shrink_ or vanish. with no the nice exterior worry, certainly, Latin the US, India, Southeast Asia, and the close to East could starve at our gates whereas we con­ tinued to digest our billions.

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