Modernity (häftad)
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Modernity (häftad)


An Introduction to Modern Societies

Häftad Engelska, 1995-12-01
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A comprehensive introduction to the history, sociology and ideas of modern society, this book has been written for students and readers who have no prior knowledge of sociology, and is designed to be used in a variety of social science courses in universities and colleges.
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Stuart Hall is Professor of Sociology, David Held is Professor of Politics and Sociology, and Kenneth Thompson is Professor of Sociology a the Open University. All have written and published widely on aspects of modernity and the development of modern societies. <p> Don Hubert is Post-Graduate Researcher at the University of Cambridge.


Part 1 Formations of modernity: introduction, S. Hall; the Enlightenment and the birth of social science, P. Hamilton; the development of the modern state, D. Held; the emergence of the economy, V. Brown; changing social structures - class and gender, H. Bradley; the cultural formations of modernity, R. Bocock; the West and the rest - discourse and power, S. Hall. Part 2 Structures and processes of modernity: Introduction, D. Hubert and Kenneth Thompson; the state in advanced industrial societies, A. McGrew; Fordism and modern industry, J. Allen; divisions of labour, P. Braham; women and the domestic sphere, H. Crowley; the body and sexuality, J. Weeks; religion, values and ideology, K. Thompson. Part 3 Modernity and its futures: introduction, S. Hall et al; the 1989 revolutions and the triumph of liberalism, D. Held; a global society, A. McGrew; environmental challenges, S. Yearley; post-industrialism/post-Fordism, J. Allen; social pluralism and post-modernity, K. Thompson; the question of cultural identity, S. Hall; the Enlightenment project revisited, G. McLennan.