The Resource Social theory in a changing world : conceptions of modernity, Gerard Delanty

Social theory in a changing world : conceptions of modernity, Gerard Delanty

Label
Social theory in a changing world : conceptions of modernity
Title
Social theory in a changing world
Title remainder
conceptions of modernity
Statement of responsibility
Gerard Delanty
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Social Theory in a Changing World provides a critical assessment of contemporary social theory for students in the social sciences. The central theme of the book concerns the nature of modernity and the ways in which contemporary thinkers have understood it. Delanty argues that modernity involves a tension between autonomy and fragmentation. On the one hand, the cultural project of modernity refers to self-assertion and creativity. On the other, modernity as a social project tends to destroy its own cultural foundations, as institutional structures become increasingly diffuse and fragmented. Against this backcloth, Delanty examines the writings of a number of key contemporary thinkers, including Habermas, Foucault, Bauman, Touraine, Giddens and Beck, and provides a clear account of the strengths and limitations of their work
  • This book will appeal to second- and third-year undergraduates, and graduates and academics in sociology and social theory, politics, cultural studies and other social sciences
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 301
  • 301
Index
index present
LC call number
H61
LC item number
.D3377 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Social theory in a changing world : conceptions of modernity, Gerard Delanty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
1. Defining Modernity: The Quest for Autonomy -- 2. The Limits of Modernity: From Autonomy to Fragmentation -- 3. Discourse and Democracy: Habermas's Theory of Modernity -- 4. Creativity and the Rise of Social Postmodernism: Foucault, Lyotard and Bauman -- 5. The Return of Agency: Touraine and Melucci -- 6. Reflexive Modernization: Beck and Giddens -- Conclusion: Knowledge, Democracy and Discursive Institutionalization
Control code
000014471542
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
211p.
Isbn
9780745619187
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99011068
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.b19396041
System control number
  • 14471542lt
  • (OCoLC)40668108

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