By Jules Henry
“One of the main telling and inventive examinations of yank tradition and its values written during this century.” —Ashley Montagu
“Once upon a unprecedented whereas a ebook looks that's so cogently conceived and so brilliantly finished as to command that any destiny paintings at the topic take this e-book heavily under consideration or be lowered through the failure to take action. Such is Professor Jules Henry’s research of up to date the USA. Skillfully summoning the main trenchant theories of social and mental association, displaying a superb feel for either the individuality and sameness of all human societies and imaginatively utilising facts that levels from census studies to intensity interviews, Professor Henry presents us with a profound view of interconnections between American associations, values, and character.” —Book Week, The manhattan Sunday usher in Tribune
“. . . the majority of his e-book is great. . . . the writer is going armed with the conventional ethnographic abilities of the anthropological box employee and the health center sensitivity of a psychiatrist with a distinct expertise for nightmare, with the managed anger of a morally outraged guy disappointed with indignation, and a genius for phrase-making. . . . His chapters on youth 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 publication as a complete a hard own assertion by way of a proficient guy . . . whose perception and keenness he needs to recognize. . . . 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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ZS-29. 1 The comradely group a man has on one job can be replaced by a similar one on the next. The feeling of being replaceable, that others can get along without one, that somebody else will be just as good, is an active depressant in the American character. By the Ice Age man had discovered that he could bind his fellows to him by sharing work and its fruits. This discovery was so valuable that establishing solidarity through work and shar ing became a stable human tradition, so that whether on an atoll in the South Pacific, in the jungles of South America, or in Arctic wastes, this aspect of early life has persisted.
With its characteristic detachment the Bureau of Labor Statistics states the case: The figures . indicate that more·thari two-thirds of the scientists who left the government, private industry, or a foundation for another type of employment entered edu cational institutions. The largest numbers entering educa tion from other types of employment came from private industry. The fact that the universities were able to compete suc cessfully with other types of employers in attracting and retaining scientists is noteworthy in view of the low· salary levels prevailing in educational institutions: Apparently, the advantages of university employment, such as freedom of research, are sufficiently strong to countervail, in the minds of many scientists, the economic handicaps such employment imposes.
What is most 11triking is that realization of these things should be offered as inducements: the very form of the advertisements is an acknowledgment that in America most jobs are not challenges, that no creativity or initiative is desired.