Archive for January, 2011

Dear Old Muncie

From The Observer’s Very Short List Eighty-one years ago, Robert and Helen Lynd publishedMiddletown: A Study in Modern American Culture. That work and its 1937 follow-up, Middletown in Transition,were the first in-depth sociological investigations of an actual American town. Five decades later, documentary filmmaker Peter Davis (Hearts & Minds) produced a six-part public-television series based on […]





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