PART 2 – THE LONELY CROWD, HOW THE CONCEPT WORKS TODAY

Part two – The lonely Crowd, how the concept works today. If we look carefully we may still see glimpses of all three groups still operating in modern society. Various social forces and changes keep people moving through the two main groups, while the Tradition-Directed group still pops up, usually as part of a carefully […]

THE LONELY CROWD

Are you part of “The Lonely Crowd”? The term “The Lonely Crowd”, was first used by a Harvard University sociologist named David Riesman in the 1950’s, who studied cultural differences emerging in parts of the American population after World War 2. Riesman’s research provided a complex picture of American middle, and upper middle-class culture at […]

Other forms of abuse

SOCIAL ABUSE Social abuse overlaps with other forms of abuse already mentioned. The woman is isolated from friends and family, and excuses are made for not continuing to socialise with friends, or having an enjoyable night out. Slowly the only relationship she ends up having is with her abusive partner. Her friends and family are […]