Arthur K. Davis (review date August 1953)
SOURCE: A review of The Quest for Community: A Study in the Ethics of Freedom and Order, in American Sociological Review, Vol. 18, No. 4, August, 1953, pp. 443-44.
[In the following review of Quest for Community, Davis argues that Nisbet should build on his understanding of the conflict between local associations and large, centralized organizations like the state by examining the need for political action to protect communities from economic dislocation.]
The argument of [The Quest for Community] is stated in Part I.
Modern society is characterized by social disorganization and personal insecurity, if we may judge by selected...
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