Modernity: After modernity

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Taylor & Francis, 1999 - Social Science - 2080 pages
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A four volume collection of reprinted articles and book excerpts covering the critical discussion of modernity. The contributions ragne from theoretical analyses to empirical studies. Vol. 1, "Modernization", is in three sections: "Distinguishing Modern from traditional Socities", "The Rise of Capitalism" and "Diffusion and Convergence". The contirbutors include among others Herbert Spencer, Ferdinand Tönnies, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Talcott Parsons, Richard Münch, Neil J. Smelser, Anthony Giddens, Immanuel Wallerstein, R.H. Tawney, Wilbert E. Moore and Peter L. Berger.Vol. 2, "Cultural Modernity", is in two sections: "Modern Lifeworlds" and "Beliefs and Ideology". Among the contributors are: Kingsley Davies, Georg Simmel, Alex Inkeles, Sylvia Walby, Robert N. Bellah, Bryan Wilson, Mike Featherstone, Jeffrey C. Alexander, Pierre Bourdieu, Daniel Bell, Bryan S. Turner and Karl Mannheim.Vol. 3, "Modern Systems", is in two sections: "Economic Modernity" and "Political Modernity". The contributors include: Adolph A. Berle and Gardiner T. Means, Paul A. Baran and Paul M. Sweezy, Harry Braverman, Harold L. Wilensky, Park Polanyi, Alain Lipiet, Gianfranco Poggi, Michael Mann, Theda Skocpol, Ernst Gellner, Claus Offe and others.Vol. 4, "After Modernity" is in two sections: "Theory of Contemporary Configuration" and "Substantive Developments". Among the contributors are: Jürgen Habermas, Ulrich Beck, Scott Lash, Zygmunt Bauman, Frederic Jameson, Jean-François Lyotard, Jean Baudrillard, Craig Calhoun, Daniel Bell, John Urry, Ronald Inglehart, Roland Robertson and David Held
 

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Contents

Commentary
3
The Aesthetic Dimension
40
Modernization and Postmodernization
60
Postmodernism or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism
119
Commentary
209
Economies Charles F Sabel
242
Limits of the Division of Labour New Production
290
From Fordism to Toyotism? The Social Organization
306
Challenging the Boundaries
336
Values Ideology and Cognitive Mobilization in New Social
373
Globalization as the Central
397
Democracy the NationState and the Global System
411
New Edifice or Crumbling Foundations?
446
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Waters teaches at the University of Tasmania.