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Taylor, Peter J. - Modernities: A Geohistorical Interpretation, ebook

Modernities: A Geohistorical Interpretation

Taylor, Peter J.

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Taylor develops a geohistorical argument which focuses on the periods and places of modernities, offering a grounded analysis of what it is to be modern. He identifies three 'prime modernities' which have defined the development of our modern world:

Wagner, Peter - Modernity, ebook


Wagner, Peter

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We live in a modern age, but what does ‘modern’ mean and how can a reflection on ‘modernity’ help us to understand the world today? These are the questions that Peter Wagner sets out to answer in this concise and accessible book.

Wagner begins by returning to the question

Podoksik, Efraim - In Defence of Modernity, ebook

In Defence of Modernity

Podoksik, Efraim


This vision, which is rooted in the intellectual debates of his epoch, cements his ideas into a coherent whole and provides a compelling defence of modernity. The main feature of Oakeshott's vision of modernity is seen here as

Rubens, Tom - Global Modernity, ebook

Global Modernity

Rubens, Tom


Subjects explored include: modernity as a condition which is intellectually exacting; the police in England; democracy in relation to culture and society as a whole; philosophical determinism; sexual love; and the American 'Western' film.

Bauman, Zygmunt - Modernity and Ambivalence, ebook

Modernity and Ambivalence

Bauman, Zygmunt


Modern civilization, Bauman argues, promised to make our lives understandable and open to our control. This has not happened and today we no longer believe it ever will. In this book, now available in paperback, Bauman argues that our postmodern age is…

Bauman, Zygmunt - Modernity and the Holocaust, ebook

Modernity and the Holocaust

Bauman, Zygmunt


Sociology is concerned with modern society, but has never come to terms with one of the most distinctive and horrific aspects of modernity - the Holocaust.
The book examines what sociology can teach us about the Holocaust, but more particularly concentrates upon the lessons which the

Wagner, Peter - Modernity as Experience and Interpretation, ebook

Modernity as Experience and Interpretation

Wagner, Peter

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But modernity today is not what it used to be. Over the past few decades, modernity has been radically changed by globalization, individualization, new inequalities, and fundamentalism. A novel way of analysing contemporary societies

Giddens, Anthony - The Consequences of Modernity, ebook

The Consequences of Modernity

Giddens, Anthony

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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