Daniel Bell

Daniel Bell, 1919–2011, American sociologist, b. New York City as Daniel Bolotsky, grad. City College (1939), Columbia (Ph.D., 1960). His immigrant parents changed their surname when he was 13. Bell taught at the Univ. of Chicago, Columbia, and Harvard. His interests ranged widely, and as a noted public intellectual he spoke and wrote on many topics. His many subjects of study included contemporary capitalist society and the individual's place within it, socialism's failure in the United States, capitalism's change from a manufacturing to a service and consumerist base, and the vulgarization of modern culture. He prophesied the coming of an "information society" and of industries reliant on science and technology. Bell also was the editor of several periodicals, notably The Public Interest (1965–72), which he cofounded. Among his best-known books are The End of Ideology (1960), The Coming of Post-Industrial Society (1973), and The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism (1978).

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Daniel Bell: Selected full-text books and articles

The New American Right By Daniel Bell Criterion Books, 1955
Commentary, the Public Interest, and the Problem of Jewish Conservatism By Ehrman, John American Jewish History, June-September 1999
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Social Theory: The Multicultural and Classic Readings By Charles Lemert Westview Press, 1999 (2nd edition)
Librarian's tip: "The End of Ideology in the West" by Daniel Bell begins on p. 287
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The Crisis in Economic Theory By Daniel Bell Irving Kristol Basic Books, 1981
Librarian's tip: Chap. 4 "Models and Reality in Economic Discourse" by Daniel Bell
Is America Necessary? Conservative, Liberal, & Socialist Perspectives of United States Political Institutions By Henry Etzkowitz; Peter Schwab West Publishing, 1976
Librarian's tip: "Conservative: Daniel Bell. The Revolution of Rising Entitlements" begins on p. 21
Individualism and Conformity in the American Character: Problems in American Civilization By Richard L. Rapson D. C. Heath, 1967
Librarian's tip: "Daniel Bell: America as a Mass Society: A Critique" begins on p. 46
Knowledge and Nation By Peter Scott Edinburgh University Press, 1990
Librarian's tip: "The Triumph of Pragmatism" begins on p. 66
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