Middletown, a study in contemporary American culture, by Robert S. Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd; foreword by Clark Wissler.

; Lynd, Helen Merrell, 1896-1982, author
New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company [1929] .

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Other Title Study in contemporary American culture.
Other Authors Lynd, Helen Merrell, 1896-1982,
Subjects Cities and towns -- United States.
Cities and towns.
Community life.
Cost and standard of living -- United States.
Cost and standard of living.
Interpersonal Relations.
Religion -- United States.
Religion.
Social Conditions -- United States.
Social Values.
Social history.
Social surveys.
United States -- Religion.
United States -- Social conditions.
United States.
Description x pages, 2 leaves, 3-550 pages tables 23 cm
Copyright Date [1929]
©1929
Notes "The city will be called Middletown ... [and] is in the east-north-central group of states that includes Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin."--Page 7-8.
"The Institute of social and religious research ... financed the investigation."--Preface.
Issued also as thesis (PH. D.)--Columbia University.
Contents Nature of the investigation -- The city selected -- The historical setting -- The dominance of getting a living -- Who earn Middletown's living? -- What Middletown does to get its living -- The long arm of the job -- Why do they work so hard? -- The houses in which Middletown lives -- Marriage -- Child-rearing -- Food, clothing, and housework -- Who go to school? -- The things children learn -- Those who train the young -- School "life" -- Traditional ways of spending leisure -- Inventions re-making leisure -- The organization of leisure -- Dominant religious beliefs -- Where and when religious rites are carried on -- Leaders and participants in religious rites -- Religious observances -- The machinery of government -- Keeping healthy -- Caring for the unable -- Getting information -- Things making and unmaking group solidarity.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)885209
(OCoLC)ocm00885209
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Lynd, Robert Staughton, 1892-1970.
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