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American capitalism : social thought and political economy

Author: Nelson Lichtenstein
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005.
Series: Politics and culture in modern America
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nelson Lichtenstein
ISBN: 0812239237 9780812239232 0812219406 9780812219401
OCLC Number: 165891100
Description: VI, 377 S.
Contents: Introduction: Social Theory and Capitalist Reality in the American CenturyPART I. THEORIZING TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN CAPITALISM1 The Postcapitalist Vision in Twentieth-Century American Social Thought-Howard Brick2 To Moscow and Back: American Social Scientists and the Concept of Convergence-David C. EngermanPART II. LIBERALISM AND ITS SOCIAL AGENDA3 Clark Kerr: From the Industrial to the Knowledge Economy-Paddy Riley4 John Kenneth Galbraith: Liberalism and the Politics of Cultural Critique -Kevin Mattson5 The Prophet of Post-Fordism: Peter Drucker and the Legitimation of the Corporation-Nils GilmanPART III. A CRITIQUE FROM THE LEFT6 C. Wright Mills and American Social Science-Daniel Geary7 C. L. R. James and the Theory of State Capitalism-Christopher Phelps8 Oliver C. Cox and the Roots of World Systems Theory-Christopher A. McAuley9 Feminism, Women's History, and American Social Thought at Midcentury-Daniel HorowitzPART IV. THE RISE OF THE RIGHT10 The Road Less Traveled: Reconsidering the Political Writings of Friedrich von Hayek-Juliet Williams11 The Politics of Rich and Rich: Postwar Investigations of Foundations and the Rise of the Philanthropic Right-Alice O'Connor12 American Counterrevolutionary: Lemuel Ricketts Boulware and General Electric, 1950-1960-Kimberly Phillips-Fein13 Godless Capitalism: Ayn Rand and the Conservative Movement-Jennifer BurnsNotesContributorsIndexAcknowledgments
Series Title: Politics and culture in modern America
Responsibility: edited by Nelson Lichtenstein.

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