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Materialist—Postmaterialist Value Orientations

Elinor Scarbrough

in The Impact of Values

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780198294757
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599040 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198294751.003.0005

Series: Beliefs in Government

Materialist—Postmaterialist Value Orientations

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Many of the chapters in this book discuss various aspects of the impact of post‐materialist value orientations on political behaviour and beliefs in government. This chapter sets out the conceptual background to such discussions––first reviewing the tenets of post‐materialist theory, then looking at trends in the development of materialist and post‐materialist orientations. Finally, it assesses the social distinctiveness of post‐materialism, and the social correlates by which it is measured.

Keywords: materialism; post‐materialism

Chapter.  12608 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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