ABSTRACT

So far we have discussed the symptoms of contemporary social disintegration and transformation as reflected in the psychological crises of our time. Now we must analyse the effects of social disintegration upon the development of culture. Until now too little attention has been paid to the fact that the production of culture depends upon the working of certain well-defined social factors, and that, further, the complementary process-the use made of culture, its consumption, as it were, and the selection of a public -also depends on certain conditions, and if these remain unfulfilled, disturbances and upheavals occur.