An Outline Guide for Social Group Work Recordings

Robert Anthony Johnston, Fordham University


Background of the Study. Fifty years ago the typical American provided his own recreation at home with fireside singing, handicrafts, and quiet games in which the entire family participated. The family very often entertained neighbors or else were guests at neighbors' parties where parlor games and other group activities provided wholesome recreation. In large cities a person ordinarily expressed his views to his neighbors at sidewalk and park forums. The rural barber shop and the town hall meetings were similar settings for neighbors to discuss and take action on their problems. Gradually, however, he seemed to lose contact with his neighbors. In the larger cities his personality was lost in the shadow of the skyscrapers. His voice was drowned out by the roar of transportation, the discordant chant of giant machines; and the clamor for more wealth.

Subject Area

Social work|Social studies education|Individual & family studies|Recreation

Recommended Citation

Johnston, Robert Anthony, "An Outline Guide for Social Group Work Recordings" (1950). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30725072.