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American capitalism : social thought and political economy in the twentieth century

Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780812219401 0812219406
OCLC Number: 683310957
Description: 392 p.
Contents: Introduction: Social Theory and Capitalist Reality in the American Century PART I. THEORIZING TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN CAPITALISM 1 The Postcapitalist Vision in Twentieth-Century American Social Thought -Howard Brick 2 To Moscow and Back: American Social Scientists and the Concept of Convergence -David C. Engerman PART II. LIBERALISM AND ITS SOCIAL AGENDA 3 Clark Kerr: From the Industrial to the Knowledge Economy -Paddy Riley 4 John Kenneth Galbraith: Liberalism and the Politics of Cultural Critique -Kevin Mattson 5 The Prophet of Post-Fordism: Peter Drucker and the Legitimation of the Corporation -Nils Gilman PART III. A CRITIQUE FROM THE LEFT 6 C. Wright Mills and American Social Science -Daniel Geary 7 C. L. R. James and the Theory of State Capitalism -Christopher Phelps 8 Oliver C. Cox and the Roots of World Systems Theory -Christopher A. McAuley 9 Feminism, Women's History, and American Social Thought at Midcentury -Daniel Horowitz PART IV. THE RISE OF THE RIGHT 10 The Road Less Traveled: Reconsidering the Political Writings of Friedrich von Hayek -Juliet Williams 11 The Politics of Rich and Rich: Postwar Investigations of Foundations and the Rise of the Philanthropic Right -Alice O'Connor 12 American Counterrevolutionary: Lemuel Ricketts Boulware and General Electric, 1950-1960 -Kimberly Phillips-Fein 13 Godless Capitalism: Ayn Rand and the Conservative Movement -Jennifer Burns Notes Contributors Index Acknowledgments
Responsibility: Nelson Lichtenstein, editor.


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