Reminiscences of David Riesman : oral history, 1968.
Sociologist and Lawyer, University of Chicago.
Scope and Contents
Initial Carnegie Corporation-funded work on national policy study at Yale University; funding the publication of study findings, 1947-1949; publication of THE LONELY CROWD: A STUDY OF THE CHANGING AMERICAN CHARACTER, 1950; FACES IN THE CROWD: INDIVIDUAL STUDIES IN CHARACTER AND POLITICS, 1952; community studies in Kansas City; INDIVIDUALISM RECONSIDERED, 1953; TIME Magazine cover, 1954; Bureau of Applied Research, 1955; Carnegie grant for study on higher education; CONSTRAINT AND VARIETY IN AMERICAN EDUCATION, 1956; work for Fund for the Republic. Thoughts on being a Carnegie grant recipient; impact of grants on his work; the grant-seeking process; the Social Science Research Council (SSRC); CARNEGIE QUARTERLY; geographical distribution of grants; Henry S. Reuss’ committee on research and development; funding of politically divisive research; controversy surrounding Harvard University’s Russian Research Center; McCarthyist investigation of researchers; Carnegie’s task force on the role of states. Impressions of John W. Gardner, Everett C. Hughes, Harold D. Lasswell, Eugene V. Rostow.
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