Middletown by Robert S. Lynd
A Study in Modern American Culture

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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 (740), these works inspired an acclaimed six-part television series. Foreword by Clark Wissler; Index.
 

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Robert S. Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd, American sociologists, became renowned for their pioneering studies of the small city of Muncie, Indiana, which they called Middletown. Not since Tocqueville's Democracy in America has there been such a careful analysis of daily life in an American community. The research in Middletown won Robert Lynd a professorship at Columbia University and Helen Lynd one at Sarah Lawrence College. In the 1970s, a team of sociologists, led by Theodore Caplow, restudied Middletown. Robert S. Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd, American sociologists, became renowned for their pioneering studies of the small city of Muncie, Indiana, which they called Middletown. Not since Tocqueville's Democracy in America has there been such a careful analysis of daily life in an American community. The research in Middletown won Robert Lynd a professorship at Columbia University and Helen Lynd one at Sarah Lawrence College. In the 1970s, a team of sociologists, led by Theodore Caplow, restudied Middletown.
 
Published April 15, 1959 by Harcourt Brace Javanovich. 550 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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Continuity overpowers change in this sociological return to Muncie, Indiana—site of Robert and Helen Lynd's classic Middletown studies of 1929 and 1937.

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