Social Character In A Mexican Village


by Erich Fromm & Michael Maccoby
With a new introduction by Michael Maccoby

Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, NJ
ISBN: 1-56000-876-8
Originally published in 1970 by Prentice-Hall, Inc.

After the completion of the revolution in 1920. Mexico quickly became an increasingly industrialized country. The vast changes that occurred in the first fifty years after the revolution inspired Erich Fromm and Michael Maccoby to find out how the Mexican people were adapting. The result, Social Character in a Mexican Village, provides a new apporach to the analysis of social phenomena.

In his new introduction, Michael Maccoby thoroughly explains the basis of the study, how it originated, and how it was carried out. He goes on to delineate the results and determine their impact on the present day. Social Character in a Mexican Village throws light on one of the world's most pressing problems, the impact of the industrialized world on the traditional character of the peasant. This ground-breaking work will be invaluable to sociologists, anthropologists, and psychoanalysts.

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