Riesman, David

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David, U.S. physician, 1867-1940.
Riesman sign - eyeball softening in comatose diabetic patients.
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See also David Riesman, "Becoming an Academic Man,' in Authors of Their Own Lives: Intellectual Autobiographies by Twenty American Sociologists, ed.
David Riesman, "Suburban Sadness," in The Suburban Community, 383.
6) David Riesman, The Lonely Crowd: A Study of the Changing American Character (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1950), p.
Saville Davis, "Ideal World" Statement, RBF Special Studies Project, RG V4I, Box 54, Folder 597; David Riesman, "Values and Objectives," RBF Special Studies Project, RG V4E, Box 37, Folder 402, RAC.
One way to look at the "Party Animals" is as an ironic tribute to David Riesman, who died in May and whose bestseller of the 1950s, The lamely Crowd, did so much to give rise to Americans' (especially young Americans') "whimsical" side a decade later.
His books on these matters join those of only a handful of other authors like sociologist David Riesman and Phillip Rieff [1] whose great insight has captured essential shifts in American character.
Contemporary advocates of censorship can draw on the work of predecessors such as Karl Loewenstein, a political scientist who argued in the late '30s that cutting corners on civil liberties is sometimes necessary to preserve democracy, or David Riesman, the legal scholar and sociologist who developed the idea of "group libel" in the '40s.
declared in The Organization Man, a classic study of suburban middle-class attitudes, values, mores, and habits, that "adaptation has become more than a necessity; in a life in which everything changes, it has become almost a constant,"(2) In The Lonely Crowd, sociologists David Riesman, Nathan Glazer, and Reuel Denney explored the nature of the "other-directed" personality, which sought approval, identity, and meaning through constant adjustment to the demands, outlook, and inclinations of the group.
The interesting question about Aronowitz's new book is whether it contradicts this earlier stance: does the emphasis upon "four key knowledge domains" really represent an attack on youth and the new social movements, a partnership with Roger Kimball and Denis Donoghue, and a return to what David Riesman somewhat erroneously described as faculty hegemony, as Kirp contends?
David Riesman, in his biography of Thorstein Veblen, told how Bellamy's utopia altered the lives of Veblen and his wife, and persuaded Veblen to shift his academic training from philosophy
And he reminds us that during what Putnam considers the heyday of American civic life, the Putnams of the era--intellectuals like David Riesman and C.
When academics cite thinkers whose ideas shaped the nature of social debate in the 1950s and 60s, they customarily evoke figures such as Betty Friedan, Paul Goodman, Herbert Marcuse, David Riesman and C.