1991 年 1991 巻 4 号 p. 69-80
The concept of “post-materialistic” values has been, either positively or negatively, adopted by scholars who study “new social movements”. Undoubtedly, this implies that the concept has become an essential vehicle to analyze the sense of values and attitude in new social movements. The primary object of this paper is to summarize how this concept, as a conceptual instrument, has made a great impact on the process of analyzing social movements and “new politics”. But I disagree to apply the concept, as Ingelhart's definition remainds intact, to comprehend the meaning of new social movements. In this paper I wish to propose the new interpretation of “post-materialistic” value while removing a nagative influence of the Haslovian linear theory on Ingelhart's concept.