Social Process in Organized Groups

Social Process in Organized Groups

Social Process in Organized Groups

Social Process in Organized Groups

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The exploration of society is only beginning. Although many volumes are written about society there are relatively few which penetrate to the meaning of the movements and processes which go on all about us and in which we all in some degree participate. External evidences of social conditions and social changes are massing before us--of migrations and population changes, cityward trends, changes in the family, formations and re-formations of social groups, maladjustments in the form of crime and delinquency, changing social patterns of every kind--but along with these valuable materials of knowledge must go interpretation. Scholarship and insight must fuse in any adequate presentation. To further this ideal is the aim of the Contemporary Society Series.

Miss Coyle's volume, which initiates the series, is essentially a work of interpretation. What gives cohesion to a social group? How is the interest for which it stands developed and organized? How are the attitudes of its members adjusted and harmonized? How does authority evolve within it? How does it achieve an individuality . . .

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