The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism.
New York: Basic Books, 1976. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author, "For ______ ______ with appreciation Daniel Bell (Also, see page 282, as a summation of my thought DB". Listed as one of the 100 most influential books since World War II by The Times Literary Supplement in London.
Daniel Bell was an American sociologist and professor emeritus at Harvard University, best known for his influential contributions to the study of post-industrialism. He has been described as "one of the leading American intellectuals of the postwar era" (Durham, 1986). For work like The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism, Bell received honorary degrees from Harvard, the University of Chicago, and fourteen other universities in the United States, London, and Japan. He also received the 1992 Lifetime Achievement Award, the 1993 Talcott Parsons Prize, and the Tocqueville Award by the French government in 1995.