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NONTHEMATIC / Vol. 37, No. 4 (Winter 1970)

Presents statistics gathered 1960–70 which represent the cost of racial discrimination in terms of unemployment, income, housing, and educational attainment for blacks.

This article assesses the work of German philosopher Edmund Husserl (1859–1938) and speculates on his thoughts on historicity, methodology, historical understanding, and phenomenological philosophy of history as a human science. One of Husserl’s major aims was to give the sciences and the human sciences in particular a solid philosophical foundation. He sought to do this primarily by revealing the principle through which the field of each discipline comes into being.

This article presents a sociohistorical analysis of social stratification in rural China in the 1930s.

Perhaps it is because the philosophy of George Herbert Mead has been appreciated more by social scientists than by philosophers that his central notion of temporality has remained in the background. But more likely it is because Mead’s earlier theory of social behaviorism, published in the readable form of Mind, Self and Society is more widely known than his later thoughts.

The question I face to ask is this: Is a man without qualities imaginable? We may speak of men’s properties when we mean anything which can be predicted of men. Of course, men will share many properties with other things, so that we are not to know what distinguishes them from other things by such shares.

Husserl speaks of “our everyday life-world” as the world which man experiences at every point of his existence as immediately and simply given. Comprising objects, trees, animals, men, values and goods, it is an intersubjective, i.e. a social world in which man experiences the whole round of his life. It is a world of practical interest to man, a familiar world, a world taken for granted.

The view expressed here is that the democratic rhetoric is one of the great pillars of democratic life in America that has, we believe, heretofore not received its due. Much has been written about the sources of democratic strength in general, and in America, in particular, and virtually every aspect of politics and political structure, from the role of the middle classes to the pluralist character of the society, to the system of separation of powers, has been invoked in explanation, while the intriguing and subtle role of democratic can’t be neglected.

A number of community studies have been shown that there is still much controversy among social scientists about the nature of rural stratification in preindustrial societies. Having conducted their research in essentially similar communities, the social scientists tend to present quite different views on the stratified social structure, emphasizing either integration or conflict as the basic feature of interpersonal relations.

Review of book by Rupert Wilkinson. New York: Oxford University Press, 1969. 231 pp.

Review of book by Claude Riviere Paris: Lib. M. Riviere et Cie., 1969. 380 pp.

Review of book by Juan F. Marsal. Buenos Aires: Solar/Hachette, 1967. 253 pp.

Review of book by Edward Sagarin. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1969. 287 pp.

Review of book by Gordon C. Zahn. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1969. 310 pp.

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