Cover image for Anatomy of the chicken and domestic birds.
Anatomy of the chicken and domestic birds.
Koch, Tankred, 1908-
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[First edition].
Publication Information:
Ames : Iowa State University Press, 1973.
Physical Description:
vii, 170 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Central Library QL697 .K613 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Central Library QL697 .K613 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Sochen's main thesis is that a new dominant American personality type--the "Cafeteria Personality"--has emerged in the latter half of this century. The six essays in this book seek to explain, in general terms, how this personality type has been encouraged in our "educational and recreational" culture (wherein school and play take up more time than work), and why this type is revealed most noticeably in the behavior of women and children. The Cafeteria Personality Type is a metaphor for the modern tendency to see life as a marketplace full of choices, each of which is packaged and available for consumption. It embodies the tendency to organize culture in terms of the commercial values of speed, efficiency, and specialization. The causes of this tendency are to be found in the extension of compulsory schooling, the growing generation gap, the emergence of a youth culture, and the increasing popularity of birth control. Each of these causes is considered at length in this thoughtful and convincing discussion of some familiar phenomena. Upper-division undergraduates and above. -M. Barton, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg

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