Sociological Dimensions of Uprootedness

  • Edward A. Tiryakian
Part of the Current Topics in Mental Health book series (CTMH)


The present era seems to be a transitional period in terms of cultural time orientation. The progressive and dynamic future, which has been so much and for so long the temporal horizon of our civilization of modernity, seems in the 1970s to have lost much of its glitter, glamour, and magnetic appeal as a source of new waves of great expectations. As it becomes emptied of meaning for contemporary society, the future recedes in existential significance for contemporaries, and the historical past is becoming salient in its place.


Modern Society Protestant Work Ethic Temporal Horizon Political Upheaval Ontological Aspect 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward A. Tiryakian
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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