1. United States sociologist (1909-2002)
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  • Riesman made the suburbs the prime locale of those who sacrificed their “inner-directed” opportunities in order to be “other-directed” by the prevailing manners and mores of their community. Suburbs of Our Discontent
  • Glass's long-term collaborator Michael Riesman conducted with formidable precision. Philip Glass Ensemble: the Qatsi trilogy; BBCSO/Volkov; Melvyn Tan; T'ang Quartet; Bo Skovhus; Montreal SO/Nagano; Llyr William; Ten Plagues – review
  • Harvard Sociologist David Riesman suspects that a majority of Americans have blithely taken to committing supposedly minor derelictions as a matter of course.
  • For Observer film critic Philip French the two screen idols have, on screen, always represented two entirely different kinds of postwar hero: In the 1950 book The Lonely Crowd, the brilliant sociologist David Riesman set out two types of behaviour – the other-directed individual and the inner-directed individual – and for me there is absolutely this distinction between these two actors. Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, the screen's leading Englishmen at 50
  • What Triesman suffered was a fishing expedition, in which Jacobs was the trawlerman, the ubiquitous Max Clifford the dockside salesman and the Mail on Sunday the wholesaler. Whose interests are being served by this squalid tale of entrapment?
  • The prevalent mode of social interaction today is what David Riesman, in The Lonely Crowd, referred to as antagonistic cooperation, in which a cult of teamwork conceals the struggle for survival within bureaucratic organizations. Corrupt Sports: An Exchange
  • I prefer "unregenerate" to Riesman's implicit "immature" ( "As we shall see, not all other-directed people are inside-dopesters, but perhaps, for the lack of a more mature form of their type, many of them aspire to be" [p. 200]) in the light of the subsequent hijacking of AFF Doublethink Online
  • Foreign Office minister Lord Triesman will represent the government at the ceremony in Khao Lak.
  • I will only mention one, from David Riesman, who told of a case at the University of Chicago where a nontenured person who refused to give names was not only not terminated, but was defended in court at university expense. McCarthyism at Harvard
  • When it came to the bidding countries media expo he'd swapped his casual 'lumberjack' attire for an expensive designer suit as he joined England coach Fabio Capello and England's bid leader Lord Triesman. Home | Mail Online
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