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The Resource After progress : American social reform and Europian socialism in the twentieth century, Norman Birnbaum

After progress : American social reform and Europian socialism in the twentieth century, Norman Birnbaum

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After progress : American social reform and Europian socialism in the twentieth century
Title
After progress
Title remainder
American social reform and Europian socialism in the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Norman Birnbaum
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The twentieth century witnessed a profound shift in both socialism and social reform. In the early 1900s, social reform seemed to offer a veritable religion of redemption, but by the century's end, while socialism remained a vibrant force in European society, a culture of extreme individualism and consumption all but squeezed the welfare state out of existence. Documenting this historic change, After Progress: American Social Reform and European Socialism in the Twentieth Century is the first truly comprehensive look at the course of social reform and Western politics after communism, brilliantly explained by a major social thinker of our time." "Norman Birnbaum traces in detail the forces that have shifted social concern over the course of a century, from the devastation of two world wars, to the postwar golden age of economic growth and democracy, to the ever-increasing dominance of the market. He makes sense of the historical trends that have created a climate in which politicians proclaim the arrival of a new historical epoch but rarely offer solutions to social problems that get beyond cost-benefit analyses. Birnbaum goes one step further and proposes a strategy for bringing the market back into balance with the social needs of the people. He advocates a reconsideration of the notion of work, urges that market forces be brought under political control, and stresses the need for education that teaches the rights and responsibilities of citizenship."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Birnbaum, Norman
Dewey number
  • 335/.0094/0904
  • 303.4840973
Index
index present
Intended audience
1330 L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
HX238
LC item number
.B57 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Socialism
  • Socialism
  • Social problems
  • Social problems
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After progress : American social reform and Europian socialism in the twentieth century, Norman Birnbaum
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-409) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Les Anglo-Saxons": Great Britain
  • "Les Anglo-Saxons": The United States
  • Is Solidarity Possible?
  • Introduction
  • The Early Struggles
  • The Russian Revolution-and After
  • The Thirties and War
  • The Welfare State
  • Contending Versions of Socialism
  • The Golden Age and Its Several Endings
  • Is Mediterranean Socialism Different?
Control code
ocm43555293
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9780195120059
Lccn
00026817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195120059
  • (OCoLC)43555293
Label
After progress : American social reform and Europian socialism in the twentieth century, Norman Birnbaum
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-409) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Les Anglo-Saxons": Great Britain
  • "Les Anglo-Saxons": The United States
  • Is Solidarity Possible?
  • Introduction
  • The Early Struggles
  • The Russian Revolution-and After
  • The Thirties and War
  • The Welfare State
  • Contending Versions of Socialism
  • The Golden Age and Its Several Endings
  • Is Mediterranean Socialism Different?
Control code
ocm43555293
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9780195120059
Lccn
00026817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195120059
  • (OCoLC)43555293

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