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.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
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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?
(1976) The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism, New York, Basic Books.
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.
Gould summarizes "in short, a university education is a democratic education because it mediates liberal democracy and the cultural contradictions of capitalism" (p.
She'd lifted her text straight out of Daniel Bell's classic 1974 study The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism. Capitalism was built on an ethic of work and duty, Bell argued, but it yields a culture of self-involved pleasure that undermines the attitude necessary for disciplined achievement.
(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.
We are no longer a nation of farmers, and what sociologist Daniel Bell has called the "cultural contradictions of capitalism" have become more prominent.
As she sucks on a lollipop and sticks out her chest, Baby proves to Bell that sixties retro-chic can and will yield to superior market force, faster than you can murmur "cultural contradictions of capitalism."
Among the most influential expositions of this view was Daniel Bell's The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism (Basic Books).
Referring to Daniel Bell's The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism - a book which hugely informs both right- and leftwing critiques of consumerism - Frank notes that as consumers, we are taught to spend, spend, spend, whereas "the workplace still demands the...values of diligence and sublimation." Frank suggests that "[h]ip consumerism resolves the 'contradiction,' at least symbolically....

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