Social Pathology in Comparative Perspective: The Nature and Psychology of Civil Society


This book builds on the notion that social pathology differs from society to society and that the sense of character that develops in each society is specific to different perceptions of interpersonal obligations and responsibilities in that society. The book deals with the cultural and psychological effects of social change relevant to the study of modernity and postmodernity. It deals with particular social issues such as war and conflict, juvenile delinquency, problems of social ecology and religious revivalism, all reflecting the stresses of modern life and social change within very concrete, particular environments. Braun and his contributors show how individual character and civil society evolve together to create culturally specific trajectories of social change.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jerome Braun
  • George J. McCall
  • Joseph V. Montville
  • Mathew Kanjirathinkal
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1995


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