The Cultural Contradictions Of Capitalism (Paperback)
20th Anniversary Edition
Basic Books, 9780465014996, 400pp.
Publication Date: October 18, 1996
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With a new afterword by the author, this classic analysis of Western liberal capitalist society contends that capitalismand the culture it createsharbors the seeds of its own downfall by creating a need among successful people for personal gratificationa need that corrodes the work ethic that led to their success in the first place. With the end of the Cold War and the emergence of a new world order, this provocative manifesto is more relevant than ever.
About the Author
Daniel Bell is the Henry Ford II Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus at Harvard University and Scholar-in-Residence at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of editor of 17 books, two of which, The End of Ideology and The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism, were listed among the 100 Most Influential Books since the Second World War (TLS, October 1995).