The Consequences Of Modernity

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The Consequences Of Modernity

Author : Anthony Giddens
ISBN : 0804718911
Genre : Social Science
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Based on the Raymond Fred West memorial lectures which the author delivered at Stanford University in April 1988.
Category: Social Science

The Consequences Of Modernity

Author : Anthony Giddens
ISBN : 9780745666440
Genre : Social Science
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In this major theoretical statement, the author offers a new and provocative interpretation of the institutional transformations associated with modernity. We do not as yet, he argues, live in a post-modern world. Rather the distinctive characteristics of our major social institutions in the closing period of the twentieth century express the emergence of a period of 'high modernity,' in which prior trends are radicalised rather than undermined. A post-modern social universe may eventually come into being, but this as yet lies 'on the other side' of the forms of social and cultural organization which currently dominate world history. In developing an account of the nature of modernity, Giddens concentrates upon analyzing the intersections between trust and risk, and security and danger, in the modern world. Both the trust mechanisms associated with modernity and the distinctive 'risk profile' it produces, he argues, are distinctively different from those characteristic of pre-modern social orders. This book build upon the author's previous theoretical writings, and will be of fundamental interest to anyone concerned with Gidden's overall project. However, the work covers issues which the author has not previously analyzed and extends the scope of his work into areas of pressing practical concern. This book will be essential reading for second year undergraduates and above in sociology, politics, philosophy, and cultural studies.
Category: Social Science

Modernity And Self Identity

Author : Anthony Giddens
ISBN : 0804719446
Genre : Social Science
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Category: Social Science

Anthony Giddens

Author : Christopher G. A. Bryant
ISBN : 0415116929
Genre : Social Science
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Anthony Giddens has made original contributions to the fields of social theory, political sociology, the sociology of stratification and suicide. It has been said that he is one of the most outstanding sociologists living today. This set collects together carefully chosen secondary articles which bring out the scope of Giddens' work and show its importance for contemporary sociology. --
Category: Social Science

The Abolition Of Sanity

Author : Steve Turley
ISBN : 1091268886
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Why does it seem like the world is falling apart?Everywhere we look today, the world is changing, and not for the better. For many of us, such political and cultural changes have been so dramatic that we no longer recognize our societies anymore. So what's going on?This book has the answer!In this masterful work, 'The Abolition of Man,' C.S. Lewis observes how the modern world is in fact changing our conception of what it means to be human by sequestering humanity from the objective values that made us most human. Focusing on modern educational reforms, Lewis noted that instead of virtue formation, modern educational practices perpetuate a mechanistic vision of the world comprised of scientifically inspired control over nature and, as a necessary consequence, humans. HERE'S A PREVIEW OF WHAT YOU'LL LEARN .......... How modernist assumptions about the world differ drastically from classical and Christian ones How modernism is radically reshaping a fundamentally different conception of humanity What role education plays in perpetuating modernist norms about the world How the role of virtue and wisdom formation can become a powerful antidote to these secularizing tendencies And much, much more ....along with a whole BONUS SECTION of study questions and answers to group discussion!! In this insightful and thought provoking book, you will discover C.S. Lewis' invitation to challenge the modernist assumptions of our age by rediscovering the doctrine of objective values and, in so doing, you will rediscover a hope for truly human flourishing for generations to come.Get your copy today!

Introduction To Politics And Society

Author : Shaun Best
ISBN : 0761971319
Genre : Social Science
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Introduction to Politics and Society draws on examples from popular political culture in order to convey how politics operates in the contemporary world. Examples illustrate the meaning of theories and show the relevance of central theoretical debates. Planned and developed with an eye to the needs of students, the book is an extraordinary resource for undergraduate teaching and study needs. It will be required reading for undergraduate students in sociology, politics and social policy.
Category: Social Science

The New Media Theory Reader

Author : Hassan, Robert
ISBN : 9780335217106
Genre : Social Science
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The study of new media opens up some of the most fascinating issues in contemporary culture, bringing together key readings on new media, what it is, where it came from, how it affects our lives, and how it is managed. It encourages readers to pay attention to the 'new' in new media, as well as consider it as a historical phenomenon.
Category: Social Science

Health And Modernity

Author : David McQueen
ISBN : 9780387377575
Genre : Medical
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Demonstrates how the theoretical underpinnings of health promotion contribute to contemporary public health. Aimed at health promotion practitioners and social scientists, this book explains how health promotion is based on social theory and gives insights into the practice of health promotion.
Category: Medical

Visions Of The Emerald City

Author : Mark Overmyer-Velazquez
ISBN : 0822337908
Genre : History
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DIVExplores how elites and commoners in Oaxaca constructed and experienced the process of modernity during President Porfirio Diaz's government./div
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Author : Professor Roland Robertson
ISBN : 1446235882
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A stimulating appraisal of a crucial contemporary theme, this comprehensive analysis of globalizaton offers a distinctively cultural perspective on the social theory of the contemporary world. This perspective considers the world as a whole, going beyond conventional distinctions between the global and the local and between the universal and the particular. Its cultural approach emphasizes the political and economic significance of shifting conceptions of, and forms of participation in, an increasingly compressed world. At the same time the book shows why culture has become a globally contested issue - why, for example, competing conceptions of 'world order' have political and economic consequences.

Who Is Afraid Of Postmodernism

Author : Stephan Van Erp
ISBN : 3825887812
Genre : Social Science
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To the editors of this book, today's world is "postmodern". They see a fragmented world. It seems to have become implausible to find a common point of view, a unity in purpose or truth. Postmodernity challenges Christian faith because it appears to go against the very grain of a sense of tradition, communion, and commitment. On the eve of his election pope Benedict XVI warned against the "dictatorship of relativism". Will it still be possible to find genuine Christian ways to live in postmodern times? This collection of essays by a group of Dutch theologians will stimulate the imagination of anyone who reads them. Stephan van Erp (Tilburg 1966) was a researcher at the Dominican Study Centre for Theology and Society. At present, he is head of the department of theology and medical sciences at the Heyendaal Institute in Nijmegen (the Netherlands). Andr Lascaris (Amsterdam 1939) is a Dominican and a staff member of the Dominican Study Centre for Theology and Society in Nijmegen.
Category: Social Science

Travel Narrative And The Ends Of Modernity

Author : Stacy Burton
ISBN : 9781107039315
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Combining theoretical arguments with close reading, this text traces how twentieth-century writers have reinvented travel narrative for new purposes.
Category: Literary Criticism

Dark Enlightenment

Author : Kennet Granholm
ISBN : 9789004274877
Genre : Religion
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In Dark Enlightenment Kennet Granholm provides a detailed look at the Left-Hand Path magic order Dragon Rouge in particular and explores the contexts of contemporary esoteric magic in general.
Category: Religion

Contemporary Sociological Theory

Author : Craig Calhoun
ISBN : 9780470655665
Genre : Social Science
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This comprehensive collection of contemporary sociological theory is the definitive guide to current perspectives and approaches in the field, examining key topics and debates in the field. Collects the most representative material available on topics such as symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, structuralism, network theory, critical theory, feminist theory, and the debates over modernity and postmodernity Includes examinations of the work of Foucault, Giddens, and Bourdieu A new section for this edition opens up the debate on power and inequality Thematically organized
Category: Social Science

Reluctant Modernity

Author : Aleš Debeljak
ISBN : 0847685837
Genre : Art
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In this book Aleš Debeljak offers a refreshing alternative to postmodernists such as Baudrillard who declare the death of art conceived as yet another source of rootless circulating fictions. Inspired by the melancholy critical theory of Adorno and Bejamin, Debeljak shows that with the dawning of modernity, art was made autonomous - art production was effectively emancipated from the exigencies of everyday life and its guiding ideal of purposive rationality. The deterioration of bourgeois liberal individualism into the narcissism of modern mass society accompanied the decomposition of art into simplified mass art and commercialized kitsch. Today, argues Debeljak, postmodern art is subjected to infinite reproducibility, total integration into mass society, and political resignation - it no longer represents an alternative reality. The postmodern institution of art thus cannot be simply cured of modern structures and assumptions, but is, instead, fated to a continuous and painful relationship with modernity. -- from back cover.
Category: Art

Global Modernity

Author : V. Schmidt
ISBN : 9781137435811
Genre : Philosophy
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This book introduces the concept of global modernity as a paradigm for the analysis of the contemporary era. Building on Parson's distinction between social, cultural, personal and organismic systems, it presents a four-dimensional scheme that aims to identify modernity's key structural components.
Category: Philosophy

Fundamentalisms Comprehended

Author : Martin E. Marty
ISBN : 0226508889
Genre : Political Science
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In this fifth volume of the Fundamentalism Project, Fundamentalisms Comprehended, the distinguished contributors return to and test the endeavor's beginning premise: that fundamentalisms in all faiths share certain "family resemblances." Several of the essays reconsider the project's original definition of fundamentalism as a reactive, absolutist, and comprehensive mode of anti-secular religious activism. The book concludes with a capstone statement by R. Scott Appleby, Emmanuel Sivan, and Gabriel Almond that builds upon the entire Fundamentalism Project. Identifying different categories of fundamentalist movements, and delineating four distinct patterns of fundamentalist behavior toward outsiders, this statement provides an explanatory framework for understanding and comparing fundamentalisms around the world.
Category: Political Science

The Follies Of Globalisation Theory

Author : Justin Rosenberg
ISBN : 1859846114
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Follies of Globalisation Theory is an erudite and lively critique arguing that fashionable preoccupations with spatiality have generated deep intellectual confusions that stand in the way of a clear understanding of the modern world. And he shows how these confusions ultimately condemn globalisation theorists to a peculiar and quixotic stance: the more clearly they attempt to articulate their arguments, the more equivocal and evasive those arguments become, yielding at best the intellectual equivalent of an architectural folly.
Category: Business & Economics

Modern Dreams

Author : Beng-Lan Goh
ISBN : 0877277303
Genre : Business & Economics
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A fascinating ethnographic study of the cultural politics of urban redevelopment in Kampung Serani, one Penang community, in the 1990s. Through interviews, newspaper reports, and other records, Goh considers changing notions of culture, ethnic identity, and urban space.
Category: Business & Economics

States Of Obligation

Author : Yanni Kotsonis
ISBN : 9781442696334
Genre : Business & Economics
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Beginning in the 1860s, the Russian Empire replaced a poll tax system that originated with Peter the Great with a modern system of income and excise taxes. Russia began a transformation of state fiscal power that was also underway across Western Europe and North America. States of Obligation is the first sustained study of the Russian taxation system, the first to study its European and transatlantic context, and the first to expose the essential continuities between the fiscal practices of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. Using a wealth of materials from provincial and local archives across Russia, Yanni Kotsonis examines how taxation was simultaneously a revenue-raising and a state-building tool, a claim on the person and a way to produce a new kind of citizenship. During successive political, wartime, and revolutionary crises between 1855 and 1928, state fiscal power was used to forge social and financial unity and fairness and a direct relationship with individual Russians. State power eventually overwhelmed both the private sector economy and the fragile realm of personal privacy. States of Obligation is at once a study in Russian economic history and a reflection on the modern state and the modern citizen.
Category: Business & Economics