Social Character in a Mexican Village

Social Character in a Mexican Village

by Erich Fromm, Michael Maccoby
     
 

ISBN-10: 1560008768

ISBN-13: 9781560008767

Pub. Date: 01/01/1996

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

After the completion of the revolution in 1920, Mexico quickly became an increasingly industrialized country. The vast changes that occurred in the first fifty years after the revolution inspired Erich Fromm and Michael Maccoby to find out how the Mexican people were adapting. The result, Social Character in a Mexican Village, provides a new approach to the

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After the completion of the revolution in 1920, Mexico quickly became an increasingly industrialized country. The vast changes that occurred in the first fifty years after the revolution inspired Erich Fromm and Michael Maccoby to find out how the Mexican people were adapting. The result, Social Character in a Mexican Village, provides a new approach to the analysis of social phenomena.

The authors applied Fromm's theories of psychoanalysis to the study of groups. They devised an ingenious method of questionnaires, which, combined with direct observation, clearly revealed the psychic forces that motivated the peasant population. In his new introduction, Michael Maccoby thoroughly explains the basis of the study, how it originated, and how it was carried out. He goes on to delineate the results and determine their impact on the present day. Social Character in a Mexican Village throws new light on one of the world's most pressing problems, the impact of the industrialized world on the traditional character of the peasant. This ground-breaking work will be invaluable to the work of sociologists, anthropologists, and psychoanalysts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560008767
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Foreword
1The Social Character of the Peasant and Problems of Methodology1
2A Mexican Peasant Village31
3A Socioeconomic and Cultural Picture of the Village41
4The Theory of Character Orientations68
5The Character of the Villagers83
6Character, Socioeconomic and Cultural Variables126
7Sex and Character144
8Alcoholism156
9The Formation of Character in Childhood179
10Possibilities for Change: Character and Cooperation203
11Conclusions226
Appendix A: The Interpretative Questionnaire and Examples of Scoring239
Appendix B: Scoring Agreement and the Use of the Rorschach and Thematic Apperception Tests271
Bibliography292
Index295

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