The End of Ideology: On the Exhaustion of Political Ideas in the Fifties, with ''The Resumption of History in the New Century'' / Edition 2 by Daniel Bell | 9780674004269 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The End of Ideology: On the Exhaustion of Political Ideas in the Fifties, with ''The Resumption of History in the New Century'' / Edition 2

The End of Ideology: On the Exhaustion of Political Ideas in the Fifties, with ''The Resumption of History in the New Century'' / Edition 2

by Daniel Bell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674004264

ISBN-13: 9780674004269

Pub. Date: 10/30/2000

Publisher: Harvard

Named by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the 100 most influential books since the end of World War II, The End of Ideology has been a landmark in American social thought, regarded as a classic since its first publication in 1962.

Daniel Bell postulated that the older humanistic ideologies derived from the nineteenth and early twentieth

Overview

Named by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the 100 most influential books since the end of World War II, The End of Ideology has been a landmark in American social thought, regarded as a classic since its first publication in 1962.

Daniel Bell postulated that the older humanistic ideologies derived from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were exhausted, and that new parochial ideologies would arise. In a new introduction to the year 2000 edition, he argues that with the end of communism, we are seeing a resumption of history, a lifting of the heavy ideological blanket and the return of traditional ethnic and religious conflicts in the many regions of the former socialist states and elsewhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674004269
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
10/30/2000
Edition description:
with "The Resumption of History in the New Century"
Pages:
540
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The Resumption of History in the New Century

Introduction: The Restless Vanity

PART 1: AMERICA: THE AMBIGUITIES OF THEORY

1. America as a Mass Society: A Critique

2. The Breakup of Family Capitalism: On Changes in Class in America

3. Is There a Ruling Class in America? The Power Elite Reconsidered

4. The Prospects of American Capitalism: On Keynes, Schumpeter and Gaibraith

5. The Refractions of the American Past: On the Question of National Character

6. Status Politics and New Anxieties: On the "Radical Right" and Ideologies of the Fifties

PART 2: AMERICA: THE COMPLEXITIES OF LIFE

7. Crime as an American Way of Life: A Queer Ladder of Social Mobility

8. The Myth of Crime Waves: The Actual Decline of Crime in the United States

9. The Racket-Ridden Longshoremen: The Web of Economics and Politics

10. The Capitalism of the Proletariat: A Theory of American Trade-Unionism

11. Work and its Discontents: The Cult of Efficiency in America

PART 3: THE EXHAUSTION OF UTOPIA

12. The Failure of American Socialism: The Tension of Ethics and Politics

13. The Mood of Three Generations:

A. The Once-Born, the Twice-Born, and the After-Born

B. The Loss of Innocence in the Thirties

C. Politics in the Forties

D. Dissent in the Fifties

14. Ten Theories in Search of Reality: The Prediction of Soviet Behavior

15. Two Roads from Marx: The Themes of Alienation and Exploitation and Workers' Control in Socialist Thought

The End of Ideology in the West: An Epilogue

Afterword, 1988: The End of Ideology Revisited

Acknowledgment

Notes

Index

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