Accession Number : AD0603843

Title :   THE AMERICAN SOLDIER AND THE SOCIOLOGY OF MILITARY ORGANIZATION,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Speier,Hans

Report Date : 09 MAY 1950

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The paper is limited to a discussion of four questions: (1) What place do these volumes occupy in the history of the sociology of war and military organizations (2) What lessons can be learned from 'The American Soldier' about the moral fabric of American society and about the personal commitment of Americans to national causes (3) 'The American Soldier' contains many challenges to peacetime social research. One of these challenges is singled out for brief comment and the leads which the work gives to studies in the field of sociology of knowledge is discussed. (4) Many readers of 'The American Soldier' will have wondered, what is, or what can be, the relationship between policy making and attitude research. A few observations on this question are offered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY PERSONNEL, UNITED STATES), (*MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, SOCIOLOGY), PUBLIC OPINION, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), DECISION MAKING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE