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 (rēs′mən), David, Jr. 1909-2002.
American sociologist whose best-known work is The Lonely Crowd (1950).
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But the sociologist David Riesman, a member of the council, told them they were designing a selection process for saints, who don't need a Peace Corps; they do it themselves.
The Kronos Quartet played this score below the silver screen, combining their string talents with conductor Michael Riesman and composer Glass on keyboards.
The Kronos Quartet plays this score that is of our time but at ease with this 80-year-old movie below the silver screen, combining their string talents with conductor Michael Riesman and the composer himself on keyboards.
To commemorate this occasion, Transaction has produced a special catalogue, the Special Classics: 1962-2012 catalogue, featuring distinguished Transaction authors such as David Riesman, Peter Drucker, Arthur Schlesinger, W.E.B Dubois and many more.
I had just given a concert at 112 Greene Street and one of the guys in Philip's band, the saxophone player Dickie Landry, had heard my concert and the band was discussing, "Well, who do we know who's been on the scene that might be the right person to play keyboards?" He said, "Why don't we check out this guy Riesman?" I got an invitation to come and audition with Philip for an upcoming tour in the fall of 1974.
It extends to a deployment of trauma theory--particularly in relation to Dine's Car Crash, 1960--and reflections on the role of the photographic image, and goes on to consider the debates of late-modernist urbanism and city planning linked to David Riesman et al.'s sociopsychological best seller The Lonely Crowd (1950), arriving at a theory of postwar subject formation constructed around the figure of the (black) box.
Wright Mills, laving (Goffman, and David Riesman; psychoanalyst Norman Brown; abstract artist jasper Johns; and novelists James Baldwin and Ralph Ellison.
Specifically, he examines the encounters between: Arendt and David Riesman over the limits of totalitarianism, Arendt and Raymond Aron over his idea that totalitarianism could be explained as an amplification of revolutionary ideology and violence, and Arendt and Jules Monnerot about the nature of "political religion." He also addresses some of the theoretical implications of these debates for thinking about Islamic fundamentalism.
Organized around the engagement of sociologists David Riesman, Raymond Aron, and Jules Monnerot with Arendt's 1951 classic The Origins of Totalitarianism, Baehr's concise, well-written book raises big questions about Nazism, Communism, social science and, in the final, speculative chapter, radical Islam.