Coming of Post-Industrial Society A Venture in Social Forecasting

ISBN-10: 0465097138
ISBN-13: 9780465097135
Edition: 1999
Authors: Daniel A. Bell
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 7/21/1976
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 616
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Daniel Bell, an American sociologist and journalist, studied at City College of New York and Columbia University. As a journalist he was an editor of Fortune magazine and later served on several presidential committees. His work as chairman of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' Commission on the Year 2000 led to the publication of a collection of futuristic essays and discussions by some of the finest minds of the century. His teaching career included posts at Chicago, Columbia, and Harvard universities. In Bell's best-known book, The Coming of Post-Industrial Society (1976), he analyzed the emerging role of information technology in the West. He was among the first scholars to realize that the production of information and knowledge would eclipse manufacturing in the developed world. Bell will be most remembered for his groundbreaking work in social change. He contended that new theories and models of decision making had to be devised to address the issues presented by an information-based society.

The Axial Age of Technology Foreword: 1999
A Conclusion
1976
Preface
Introduction
from Industrial to Post-Industrial Society: Theories of Social Development
From Goods to Services: the Changing Shape of the Economy
the Dimensions of Knowledge and Technology: the New Class Structure of Post-Industrial Society
Conclusion
the Subordination the Corporation: the Tension Between the Economizing and Sociologizing Modes
Social Choice and Social Planning: the Adequacy of Our Concepts and Tools
Coda an Agenda for the Future
Conclusion
Name Index
Subject Index

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