European Modernity and Beyond: The Trajectory of European Societies, 1945-2000

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SAGE Publications, Mar 6, 1995 - Social Science - 416 pages
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In this book one of Europe's foremost sociologists offers a profound and accessible overview of the trajectory of European societies, East and West, since the end of World War II.

Combining theoretical depth with factual analysis, Göran Therborn addresses the questions that underpin an understanding of the nature of European modernity, including: To what extent is the period 1945-2000 producing fundamental change and what are the areas of continuity? Have the societies of Europe become more similar to others on the globe or more distinctively European? What are the prospects of Europe after decades of postwar change and the end of the Cold War?

Issues covered include the division of paid and unpaid labour,

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Contents

Europe in Modern History
19
STRUCTURATIONS
34
Divisions of Labour
55
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About the author (1995)

Göran Therborn is Professor of Sociology at the University of Göteborg, Sweden. His previous books include The Ideology of Power and the Power of Ideology (1980), Why Some Peoples are More Unemployed than Others (1986) and Can the Welfare State Compete? (with A. Pfaller & L. Gough, 1991). He is a former President of the Nordic Sociological Association.

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