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[Standing on the threshold of the twentieth century, such thinkers as Marx, Nietzsche and Freud presented a future scenario with their ideas and issues for social and cultural transformations to come.]
[Though industrialization sets free mankind in mental and manual labor to some extent, it also brings about spiritual degeneration. As a part of nature itself, human in the industrialized society is confronted with value nihilism.]
[Concerned with consumption and sensual satisfaction to the neglect of conceptual culture, commercialization leads to cultural integration dominated by the powerful American culture.]
[This chapter deals with two world wars, revolutions and the downfall of fascism in the global arena and their cultural influences.]
[The achievements of science and technology are at once delightful and frightening. They seem to empower human beings to conquer nature, but leave us feeble and weak in spirit.]
[Clash and integration of western and eastern countries in wars and cultures have changed the scenario of the world.]
[This chapter features social mobility, women’s rights movement and globalization.]
[This chapter tells us about the developments in literature and art circles in the twentieth century, and differences from their classical predecessors.]
[Virtual reality made possible by digital information is bound to result in social overhauls and cultural revolutions.]
[Finally we human beings come to the realization that sustainable prosperity of society and economy depends on environmental protection and ecological preservation.]
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