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Title:
History of the idea of progress
Author:
Nisbet, Robert A.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Basic Books, [1980]

©1980
Physical Description:
xi, 370 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780465030255
Format :
Book

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Summary

Author Notes

Robert Nisbet, an American sociologist, received his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley and taught at Columbia University before moving to the University of California at Riverside. Known for his fine scholarship and conservative ideology, Nisbet has been a consultant to such groups as the American Enterprise Institute and has been a libertarian promoter of cultural pluralism. Nisbet has done considerable work in researching the history and development of Western sociological thought. His areas of personal interest have also included the classical social theorists, modernization and social thought, and community and society.

(Bowker Author Biography)