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In 1976, Daniel Bell's historical work predicted a vastly different society developing one that will rely on the economics of information” rather than the economics of goods.” Bell argued that the new society would not displace the older one but rather overlie some of the previous layers just as the industrial society did not completely eradicate the agrarian sectors of our society. The post-industrial society's dimensions would include the spread of a knowledge class, the change from goods to services and the role of women. All of these would be dependent on the expansion of services in the economic sector and an increasing dependence on science as the means of innovating and organizing technological change.Bell prophetically stated in The Coming of the Post-Industrial Society that we should expect new premises and new powers, new constraints and new questions with the difference that these are now on a scale that had never been previously imagined in world history.”
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Daniel Bell is the Henry Ford II Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus at Harvard University and Scholar-in-Residence at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of editor of 17 books, two of which, The End of Ideology and The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism, were listed among the 100 Most Influential Books since the Second World War (TLS, October 1995).
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Book Description Basic, 1976. Condition: Fair. New Ed. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP80412266
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR003212859
Book Description Peregrine ( Penguin), London, 1976. Paperback. Condition: Good. First Penguin Edition. Unread, lightly shelf-worn, page edges tanned,contents clean. Seller Inventory # 005643
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