How scientific are public-opinion polls when they report, not how the people are going to vote—where the polls are generally right—but how people think: about...

For its second appearance, this new department devoted to “occasional” and more or less informal comment on events and cultural developments offers: a report by...

This article analyzes the ways in which the object of prejudice—the Jew, the Negro, or any other chosen as victim—serves as the symbolic embodiment of...

Portrait of the American The American People: A Study in National Character. by Geoffrey Gorer. New York, Norton, 1948. 246 pp. $3.00.   Geoffrey Gorer, a young British cultural anthropologist,...

Through a long succession of literary protrayals of Jewish life, reinforced in recent years by sociologists and political ideologists (Jewish as well as non-Jewish), there...

Not long ago, the tendency was to explain the individual as completely the product of society. More recently, this tendency has been reversed: the individual...

For a few years now we have been deep in a flood of Hollywood films and fictional and non-fictional best-sellers built around psychiatry and psychoanalysis;...

Bruno Bettelheim is perhaps most widely known for his extraordinary study of the adaptation of the human mind and spirit to the stresses of concentration...

Psychoanalysis has in recent years greatly influenced thinking in such fields as anthropology and sociology; here is an example of its use in the writing...

The Archaeology of Ideas The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man: An Essay on Speculative Thought in the Ancient Near East. by H. and H. A. .Frankfort, John...

The new and growing science of public opinion research carries important implications for the relation of the social scientist to a democratic society—a subject that...

The City of the Future Communitas: Means of Livelihood and Ways of Life By Percival and Paul Goodman. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1947. 141 pp. $6.00.   This is...