Man and Society in Calamity
This is an age of great calamities. War and revolution, famine and pestilence, are again rampant on this planet, and they still exact their deadly toll from suffering humanity. Calamities influence every moment of our existence: our mentality and behavior, our social life and cultural processes. Like a demon, they cast their shadow upon every thought we think and every action we perform. In this classic volume, Sorokin attempts to account for the effects these calamities exert on the mental processes, behavior, social organization, and cultural life of the population involved. In what way do famine and pestilence, war and revolution tend to modify our mind and conduct, our social organization and cultural life? To what extent do they succeed in this, and when and why do they prove less effective? What are the causes of these calamities, and what are the ways out? In dealing with these problems Sorokin tries to give a detailed description of the typical effects of famine and pestilence, war and revolution, such as have repeatedly occurred in all major catastrophes of this kind. To use academic language, he attempts to formulate the principal uniformities regularly manifested during such calamities. This book is a forgotten masterpiece of explanation and prediction. It opened new fields of study and broadened the scope of existing specialties.
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and Prolonged Calamities
Calamities and EthicoReligious Progress
Sinners and Saints in Calamity
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Agis IV ancient ancient Egypt arts atheism become behavior biological Black Death Buddhism catastrophes century B.C. chaps Chapter Christianity Church civil classes Cleomenes III Communist Confucianism crisis Cultural Dynamics death decline decrease demoralization disaster disorganization diversification and polarization economic effects of calamities Egypt emergency emotional Empire enormous epidemics ethical ethico-religious factors famine famine and pestilence food-seeking activities forms governmental control Greece groups history of China History of India human hunger Ibid ideologies impoverishment increase India INFLUENCE OF CALAMITIES irreligiousness mass mental Mikkelsen mobility movements nation necessary cause negative Neo-Confucianism one’s organization passim period persons pestilence phase phenomena plague political population positive processes régime religion religious and moral revival revolutionary rich Russian similar society sociocultural Sociology Sociology of Revolution Sorokin’s Social Soviet Russia speech reactions starvation system of values Taborites Taoism tend Thucydides totalitarian trend victims Wang-an wars and revolutions