Rethinking Progress

Movements, Forces, and Ideas at the End of the Twentieth Century

By Jeffrey C. Alexander, Piotr Sztompka

© 1991 – Routledge

284 pages

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About the Book

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.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General