The Resource Beyond civilization : society, culture, and the individual in the age of globalization, Harry Redner

Beyond civilization : society, culture, and the individual in the age of globalization, Harry Redner

Label
Beyond civilization : society, culture, and the individual in the age of globalization
Title
Beyond civilization
Title remainder
society, culture, and the individual in the age of globalization
Statement of responsibility
Harry Redner
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Author
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
According to Harry Redner, the phrase "beyond civilization," refers to the new and unprecedented condition the world is now entering--specifically, the condition commonly known as globalization. Redner approaches globalization from the perspective of the study of civilization, thereby revealing the deeper historical meaning of the globalization process. Redner addresses a key question often overlooked: What is globalization doing to civilization? What are the consequences for civilization of the current spread of interconnectivity, interpenetration, and integration that is sweeping the globe? Redner argues that the result is a global melting pot where societies are becoming unified and uniform. The scope of Redner's investigation extends beyond culture and focuses on the economic, political, cognitive, and technical factors that touch on society. Historically speaking, all these trends began in the Axial Age (700-300 BC) with the cultivation of literacy and culminated in the late stages of Western civilization. In his view, anything that threatens literacy also threatens civilization. This book is of interest to sociologists, historians, and social and political theorists. It is also accessibly written for a larger audience of readers interested in analyzing civilization past, present, and future
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
909.83
Index
index present
LC call number
CB430
LC item number
.R37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Beyond civilization : society, culture, and the individual in the age of globalization, Harry Redner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
part I. The past history of civilization -- part II. The present predicament of civilization -- part III. The future prospects of civilization
Control code
000049172918
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 407 pages
Isbn
9781412849715
Lccn
2012020992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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  • (OCoLC)793224062
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