Daniel Bell: conservative

Murphy, Peter (2013) Daniel Bell: conservative. Thesis Eleven, 118 (1). pp. 72-82.

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Daniel Bell was one of the leading American sociologists in the 20th century, widely read both inside and outside the universities. He produced influential theses about the rise of post-industrial society and about the cultural contradictions of modern capitalism that saw it torn between restraint and hedonism. Bell was also notable for another reason. He was, most certainly on cultural matters, a conservative, and on a number of policy matters he was closely associated with the first generation of American neo-conservative thinkers. Bell's conservative inclinations were rare in the American academy of his time, and this essay explores the nature and significance of those conservative views.

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Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1461-7455
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"Acknowledgements: This article was first presented as a paper in the Panel on 'Social Scientist and Diagnostician of the Times: Daniel Bell in Memoriam' at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) conference in Newcastle, November 2011. A version of the paper was subsequently published in the January–February 2012 issue of the magazine Quadrant. The current revised and expanded version of the article is published here with the kind permission of the editor of Quadrant."

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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2014 02:48
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