"'Intellectual class' in postindustrial society" (by Vladislav Inozemtsev)
deals with a social group in
the early post-industrial society termed in the Western writing "knowledge class".
interpretation the term sounds as "intellectual class". Its emergence is linked to
processes making social
structure of post-industrial society more complex, turning knowledge and information
into a major
production resource, while control of them becomes an outstanding factor for belonging
to ruling class.
Wide variety of Western sources is considered to trace evolving pattern of views
on contemporary elite,
to discuss main features of "intellectual class", and its place in post-industrial
society. Emerging social
inequalities and social tensions in societies affected by 'info-revolution' are stated