People and patterns

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Bobbee Snider Linville (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Robert Partin

Abstract: In our society there is more talk of and less freedom. We live in a confining world of people and patterns. It is difficult, if not impossible, to separate the people from the patterns. People create patterns in their desire to conform or to be nonconformist. The law-abiding and the lawless create traceable forms. Our world exists around birth, education (formal and informal), work and death. In these larger patterns exist numbers of smaller and more detailed patterns. Birth servos a dual role as first it gives life and makes one capable of individual statements, but it also tears us from all security and leaves us naked in a world of clothed people. Formal education of numbers of people, an enormous undertaking within itself, tries, in idea and ideal, to serve its needs by mass producing individuality. The informal education results in the mores, standards, the red and green lights, local customs and the everyday people and life patterns punishable by law. Work consists of labor patterns as well as patterns of personal relationships.

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Language: English
Date: 1962

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