Meaning of BELL, DANIEL (1919-2011)

Meaning of BELL, DANIEL (1919-2011):

This American sociologist and essayist is best known for his argument in the End of Ideology (1960) that antagonistic class ideologies had declined in industrial societies. The Coming of Post-industrial Society (1973) was an attempt to depict the sort of society that had displaced the class-ridden societies which sociology had tried to comprehend. Also influential was The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism (1976), which argued that the individualistic hedonistic culture, typical of advanced capitalist societies, was a threat to the rationality required by the economic system.