The Need to be Needed: An Essay on Humankind, Culture, and World History

 
9783843350136: The Need to be Needed: An Essay on Humankind, Culture, and World History

Among all our needs, a wish to be needed by other humans is one of the basic ones. Seemingly self-evident, the significance of this need has only rarely, if ever, been addressed in the social sciences. This is one of the major tenets of this book (originally published by SNS, Sweden, 2005), and the point of departure for a rich theoretical as well as empirical discussion of a wide range of issues related to the unique cultural dynamic of the human society: historical, evolutionary, philosophical, etc. The need to be needed is present in all humans of all times. Yet, one profound outcome of human history is, that among an increasing number of people in the Western world, a feeling has crept in that the wish to be needed is being less and less fulfilled. In this book particular long-term economic, institutional and technical changes are specified in an attempt to explain this fate. The major explanation is that a steadily declining minority of the population devotes a steadily declining part of their life-time to the procuring of food and other necessities of life, and that the period of working-life in relation to the life course is gradually going down.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Arne Jarrick, Professor of History, Stockholm University, has widely on the history of mentalities, is now focusing on cultural dynamics. He is member of The centre for Study of Cultural Evolution, where he is running a project on the history of laws. He is Secretary General for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Swedish Research Council.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 87.00
US$ 66.62

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 7.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Arne Jarrick
Published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing 2010-09-02 (2010)
ISBN 10: 3843350132 ISBN 13: 9783843350136
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description LAP Lambert Academic Publishing 2010-09-02, 2010. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9783843350136

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 66.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jarrick, Arne
ISBN 10: 3843350132 ISBN 13: 9783843350136
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Publisher/Verlag: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing | An Essay on Humankind, Culture, and World History | Among all our needs, a wish to be needed by other humans is one of the basic ones. Seemingly self-evident, the significance of this need has only rarely, if ever, been addressed in the social sciences. This is one of the major tenets of this book (originally published by SNS, Sweden, 2005), and the point of departure for a rich theoretical as well as empirical discussion of a wide range of issues related to the unique cultural dynamic of the human society: historical, evolutionary, philosophical, etc. The need to be needed is present in all humans of all times. Yet, one profound outcome of human history is, that among an increasing number of people in the Western world, a feeling has crept in that the wish to be needed is being less and less fulfilled. In this book particular long-term economic, institutional and technical changes are specified in an attempt to explain this fate. The major explanation is that a steadily declining minority of the population devotes a steadily declining part of their life-time to the procuring of food and other necessities of life, and that the period of working-life in relation to the life course is gradually going down. | Format: Paperback | Language/Sprache: english | 272 gr | 196 pp. Bookseller Inventory # K9783843350136

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 76.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.54
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Arne Jarrick
Published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing (2010)
ISBN 10: 3843350132 ISBN 13: 9783843350136
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9783843350136

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 81.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jarrick, Arne
Published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing (2016)
ISBN 10: 3843350132 ISBN 13: 9783843350136
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9783843350136_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 81.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Arne Jarrick
Published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing (2010)
ISBN 10: 3843350132 ISBN 13: 9783843350136
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # LQ-9783843350136

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 76.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Arne Jarrick
Published by LAP Lambert Acad. Publ. Sep 2010 (2010)
ISBN 10: 3843350132 ISBN 13: 9783843350136
New Taschenbuch Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BuchWeltWeit Inh. Ludwig Meier e.K.
(Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description LAP Lambert Acad. Publ. Sep 2010, 2010. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. Neuware - Among all our needs, a wish to be needed by other humans is one of the basic ones. Seemingly self-evident, the significance of this need has only rarely, if ever, been addressed in the social sciences. This is one of the major tenets of this book (originally published by SNS, Sweden, 2005), and the point of departure for a rich theoretical as well as empirical discussion of a wide range of issues related to the unique cultural dynamic of the human society: historical, evolutionary, philosophical, etc. The need to be needed is present in all humans of all times. Yet, one profound outcome of human history is, that among an increasing number of people in the Western world, a feeling has crept in that the wish to be needed is being less and less fulfilled. In this book particular long-term economic, institutional and technical changes are specified in an attempt to explain this fate. The major explanation is that a steadily declining minority of the population devotes a steadily declining part of their life-time to the procuring of food and other necessities of life, and that the period of working-life in relation to the life course is gradually going down. 196 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783843350136

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 83.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 20.30
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Arne Jarrick
Published by LAP Lambert Acad. Publ. Sep 2010 (2010)
ISBN 10: 3843350132 ISBN 13: 9783843350136
New Taschenbuch Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rheinberg-Buch
(Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description LAP Lambert Acad. Publ. Sep 2010, 2010. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. Neuware - Among all our needs, a wish to be needed by other humans is one of the basic ones. Seemingly self-evident, the significance of this need has only rarely, if ever, been addressed in the social sciences. This is one of the major tenets of this book (originally published by SNS, Sweden, 2005), and the point of departure for a rich theoretical as well as empirical discussion of a wide range of issues related to the unique cultural dynamic of the human society: historical, evolutionary, philosophical, etc. The need to be needed is present in all humans of all times. Yet, one profound outcome of human history is, that among an increasing number of people in the Western world, a feeling has crept in that the wish to be needed is being less and less fulfilled. In this book particular long-term economic, institutional and technical changes are specified in an attempt to explain this fate. The major explanation is that a steadily declining minority of the population devotes a steadily declining part of their life-time to the procuring of food and other necessities of life, and that the period of working-life in relation to the life course is gradually going down. 196 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783843350136

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 83.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 20.30
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Arne Jarrick
Published by LAP Lambert Acad. Publ. Sep 2010 (2010)
ISBN 10: 3843350132 ISBN 13: 9783843350136
New Taschenbuch Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
AHA-BUCH GmbH
(Einbeck, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description LAP Lambert Acad. Publ. Sep 2010, 2010. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. This item is printed on demand - Print on Demand Neuware - Among all our needs, a wish to be needed by other humans is one of the basic ones. Seemingly self-evident, the significance of this need has only rarely, if ever, been addressed in the social sciences. This is one of the major tenets of this book (originally published by SNS, Sweden, 2005), and the point of departure for a rich theoretical as well as empirical discussion of a wide range of issues related to the unique cultural dynamic of the human society: historical, evolutionary, philosophical, etc. The need to be needed is present in all humans of all times. Yet, one profound outcome of human history is, that among an increasing number of people in the Western world, a feeling has crept in that the wish to be needed is being less and less fulfilled. In this book particular long-term economic, institutional and technical changes are specified in an attempt to explain this fate. The major explanation is that a steadily declining minority of the population devotes a steadily declining part of their life-time to the procuring of food and other necessities of life, and that the period of working-life in relation to the life course is gradually going down. 196 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783843350136

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 83.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 34.96
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Arne Jarrick
Published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
ISBN 10: 3843350132 ISBN 13: 9783843350136
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 196 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.5in.Among all our needs, a wish to be needed by other humans is one of the basic ones. Seemingly self-evident, the significance of this need has only rarely, if ever, been addressed in the social sciences. This is one of the major tenets of this book (originally published by SNS, Sweden, 2005), and the point of departure for a rich theoretical as well as empirical discussion of a wide range of issues related to the unique cultural dynamic of the human society: historical, evolutionary, philosophical, etc. The need to be needed is present in all humans of all times. Yet, one profound outcome of human history is, that among an increasing number of people in the Western world, a feeling has crept in that the wish to be needed is being less and less fulfilled. In this book particular long-term economic, institutional and technical changes are specified in an attempt to explain this fate. The major explanation is that a steadily declining minority of the population devotes a steadily declining part of their life-time to the procuring of food and other necessities of life, and that the period of working-life in relation to the life course is gradually going down. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9783843350136

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 122.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Arne Jarrick
Published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany (2010)
ISBN 10: 3843350132 ISBN 13: 9783843350136
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository EURO
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Among all our needs, a wish to be needed by other humans is one of the basic ones. Seemingly self-evident, the significance of this need has only rarely, if ever, been addressed in the social sciences. This is one of the major tenets of this book (originally published by SNS, Sweden, 2005), and the point of departure for a rich theoretical as well as empirical discussion of a wide range of issues related to the unique cultural dynamic of the human society: historical, evolutionary, philosophical, etc. The need to be needed is present in all humans of all times. Yet, one profound outcome of human history is, that among an increasing number of people in the Western world, a feeling has crept in that the wish to be needed is being less and less fulfilled. In this book particular long-term economic, institutional and technical changes are specified in an attempt to explain this fate. The major explanation is that a steadily declining minority of the population devotes a steadily declining part of their life-time to the procuring of food and other necessities of life, and that the period of working-life in relation to the life course is gradually going down. Bookseller Inventory # KNV9783843350136

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 124.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds