Rethinking Progress: Movements, Forces, and Ideas at the End of the 20th Century


Rethinking Progress provides a challenging reevaluation of one of the crucial ideas of Western civilization; the notion of progress. Progress often seems to have become self-defeating, producing ecological deserts, overpopulated cities, exhausted resources, decaying cultures, and widespread feelings of alienation. The contributors, from all over the world, present their diversified perspectives on the fate of progress.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jeffrey C. Alexander
  • Piotr Sztompka
  • Robert Holton
  • Carlo Mongardini
  • Klaus Eder
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boston
Publication year:
  • 1990


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