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Culture Against Man

reviewed by Edward Joseph Shoben, Jr. - 1964

coverTitle: Culture Against Man
Author(s): Jules Henry
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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It isn't often that we find a book we wish we had written, but such a one is Jules Henry's Culture Against Man (New York: Random House, 1963. Pp. xiv+495. $7.95). An analysis of our own society by an esteemed anthropologist, it is both interesting and important for a number of reasons. For one thing, it is the only work we know in which empirical data have been used with sophistication as a basis not to prove a theoretical point in behavioral science, but to examine searchingly the human condition as it operates in contemporary America. Quoting extensively from carefully made field notes, Dr. Henry deals, for example, with teacher-child interactions in classrooms in terms of their moral implications and human significance; he is not at all disposed to establish some scientific system to which his observations can be neatly (but less meaningfully) ordered. Second, Culture Against Man represents a blend... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 65 Number 6, 1964, p. 560-560
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2760, Date Accessed: 5/31/2020 12:40:18 PM

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