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Transcending capitalism, visions of a new society in modern American thought, Howard Brick

"Transcending Capitalism: Visions of a New Society in Modern American Thought explains why many influential midcentury American social theorists came to believe it was no longer meaningful to describe modern Western society as "capitalist," but instead preferred alternative terms such as "postcapitalist," "postindustrial," or "technological." Considering the discussion today of capitalism and its global triumph, it is important to understand why a prior generation of social theorists imagined the future of advanced societies not in a fixed capitalist form but in some course of development leading beyond capitalism."--Jacket.--, Provided by publisher
Table of contents
Introduction : to name a new society in the making -- Capitalism and its future on the eve of World War I -- The American theory of organized capitalism -- The interwar critique of competitive individualism -- Talcott Parsons and the evanescence of capitalism -- The displacement of economy in an age of plenty -- The heyday of dynamic sociology -- The great reversal -- Conclusion : on transitional developments beyond capitalism
Literary form
non fiction
Physical description
1 online resource (x, 324 pages)
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