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The Coming of Post-Industrial Society: A Venture in Social Forecasting (Harper Colophon Books)

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In 1976, Daniel Bells historical work predicted a vastly different society developing—one that will rely on the “economics of information” rather than the “economics of goods.” Bell argued that the new society would not displace the older one but rather overlie some of the previous layers just as the industrial society did not completely eradicate the agrarian sectors of our society. The post-industrial societys dimensions would include the spread of a knowledge class, the change from goods to services and the role of women. All of these would be dependent on the expansion of services in the economic sector and an increasing dependence on science as the means of innovating and organizing technological change.Bell prophetically stated in The Coming of the Post-Industrial Society that we should expect “… new premises and new powers, new constraints and new questions—with the difference that these are now on a scale that had never been previously imagined in world history.”

Book News Annotation:

<:st> Reprint of a seminal work of social theory published in 1973 and cited in . This anniversary edition includes a new foreword by Bell (emeritus, social sciences, Harvard U.).
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A 1976 forecast that predicts a radically altered social structure, within thirty to fifty years, by which a more sophisticated technology is employed to harness science toward more instrumental purposes.

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).

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ISBN:
9780465097135
Author:
Bell, Daniel
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Forecasting
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Economics - Theory
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Economic forecasting
Subject:
Social prediction
Subject:
World
Subject:
Social history -- 20th century.
Subject:
United States Social conditions 1945-
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harper Colophon Books
Series Volume:
no. 9
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
616
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 16.5 oz

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