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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They cover from the cultural contradictions of capitalism to the creative economy: reflections on the new spirit of art and capitalism; artefacts of capitalism and the objecthood of their aesthetics; the aesthetic spirit of modern capitalism; the visual experience economy: what kind of economics?
As Daniel Bell wrote in the Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism, 'growth has become the secular religion of advancing industrial societies' (Bell, 1976, 237) and as the 'Introduction' opines, growth is indeed a critical part of the answer to many of our most pressing contemporary challenges.
He recognizes, as earlier did Daniel Bell in his curiously neglected classic, The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism (1976), that capitalism is faced with a dilemma, insofar as the system depends upon cultural values that it inevitably threatens to subvert, if not entirely eliminate.
She'd lifted her text straight out of Daniel Bell's classic 1974 study The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism.
Even Bell himself started having second thoughts about The End of Ideology: his 1978 masterpiece, The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism, exhibited an unease about corporate capitalism and New Frontier/Great Society liberalism that did not show itself in his earlier books.
In his influential and controversial work The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism, the neoconservative sociologist Daniel Bell undertook to relate these phenomena.
Among the most influential expositions of this view was Daniel Bell's The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism (Basic Books).

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