The Crisis of Our Age

Pages: 284
Subject: History
Imprint: Oneworld

The Crisis of Our Age

Pitirim A. Sorokin

An analysis of the nature, causes and consequences of the crisis of modern society. Professor Sorokin asserts that the whole of modern culture is undergoing a period of transition brought on by the struggle between the forces of the materialistic order and a new idealistic order.
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9781851680283 (1 Aug 1992)
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The Book

This is an analysis of the nature, causes and consequences of the crisis of modern society. Professor Sorokin asserts that the whole of modern culture is undergoing a period of transition brought on by the struggle between the forces of the largely outworn materialistic order and the emerging, creative forces of a new idealistic order. On the outcome of this struggle, the author contends, rests the progress and survival of mankind.

Additional Information

Subject History
Pages 284
Imprint Oneworld

About the Author

Social scientist, philosopher, visionary, Pitrim A. Sorokin was sentenced to death, then exiled from the Soviet Union and later became Head of Sociology at Harvard. No mere pawn of the Cold War years, he explodes the myths of both capitalism and communism by looking beyond daily conflicts to the broader crisis of our age.