cultural contradictions of capitalism

cultural contradictions of capitalism

the thesis (BELL, 1976) that unresolved conflicts exist between three fundamental ‘axial principles’ in modern CAPITALIST SOCIETIES, i.e., economic (technoeconomic efficiency), political (political and social equality) and cultural (individual self-expression and hedonistic fulfilment), and that central problems in modern societies have these as their source. Compare FISCAL CRISIS IN THE CAPITALIST STATE. See also JUSTICE.
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