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Value Change
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The expression value change usually refers to the change of attitude from materialistic to post-materialistic values that took place in highly industrialized Western societies in the 1960s and 1970s. Ronald Inglehart, whose work substantially influenced the theory of value change, spoke of a “silent revolution.” What he meant was that despite structural continuity during these decades, a change in fundamental cultural orientation took place among the populations of Western Europe and…

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Pollack, Detlef, “Value Change”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124185>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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