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The modern condition : essays at century's end

Author: Dennis Hume Wrong
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this collection, a leading sociologist brings his distinctive method of social criticism to bear on some of the most significant ideas, political and social events, and thinkers of the late twentieth century. Of the seventeen essays, two are published for the first time, and several of the previously published essays have been expanded and updated for this volume." "In the first section, the author critiques  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Hume Wrong
ISBN: 0804732396 9780804732390 0804732418 9780804732413
OCLC Number: 37519030
Description: x, 252 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Disaggregating the idea of capitalism --
Is rational choice humanity's most distinctive trait? --
Hannah Arendt on totalitarianism --
The concept of power : boundless or delimited? --
Myths of alienation --
The politics of Left and Right --
Cultural relativism as ideology --
The new class : does it exist? --
Knowledge and power : intellectuals, universities, and the class structure --
The influence of sociological ideas on American culture --
Professional jargon : is sociology the culprit? --
The New York intellectuals and McCarthyism --
David Riesman : The lonely crowd revisited --
Daniel Bell : a specialist in generalizations --
Christopher Lasch : is progress a delusion? --
Allan Bloom : the paperbacking of the American mind --
"As we grow older the world becomes stranger."
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