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The Resource Late modernity and social change : reconstructing social and personal life, Brian Heaphy

Late modernity and social change : reconstructing social and personal life, Brian Heaphy

Label
Late modernity and social change : reconstructing social and personal life
Title
Late modernity and social change
Title remainder
reconstructing social and personal life
Statement of responsibility
Brian Heaphy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Sometimes social theory can seem dry and intimidating - as if it is something completely apart from everyday life. But in this incisive new text, Brian Heaphy show exactly how the arguments of the great contemporary theorists play out against extended examples from real life. Introducing the ideas of founding social thinkers including Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel and Freud, and the work of key contemporary theorists, among them Lacan, Foucault, Lyotrad, Baudrillard, Bauman, Giddens and Beck, the book begins by examining the merits of the 'late modernity' thesis against those of the proponents of 'post-modernity'. The authors show the wide swoop of influence of 'post-modern' thought and how it has changed the way even its opponents think. It also discusses feminist, queer and post-colonial ideas about studying modern and post-modern experience. With examples from personal life (including self and identity, relational and intimate life, death, dying and life-politics) to bring theory to life, this clear and concise new text on contemporary social theory and social change is ideal for students of sociology, cultural studies and social theory."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heaphy, Brian
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social change
  • Civilization, Modern
Label
Late modernity and social change : reconstructing social and personal life, Brian Heaphy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements.
  • p. vi
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Founding narratives of modernity and the logics of social change.
  • p. 16
  • 3.
  • deconstructive turn.
  • p. 28
  • 4.
  • Postmodernity and the cultural turn.
  • p. 50
  • 5.
  • Late modernity and the reflexive turn.
  • p. 69
  • 6.
  • Reconstructing self and identity.
  • p. 93
  • 7.
  • Reflexive relating and intimacy.
  • p. 120
  • 8.
  • Death, deskilling and life-politics.
  • p. 149
  • 9.
  • sociology of reflexivity or reflexive sociology?.
  • p. 169
  • References.
  • p. 182
  • Index.
  • p. 188
Control code
03b26402415
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 193 p.
Isbn
9780415281775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Late modernity and social change : reconstructing social and personal life, Brian Heaphy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements.
  • p. vi
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Founding narratives of modernity and the logics of social change.
  • p. 16
  • 3.
  • deconstructive turn.
  • p. 28
  • 4.
  • Postmodernity and the cultural turn.
  • p. 50
  • 5.
  • Late modernity and the reflexive turn.
  • p. 69
  • 6.
  • Reconstructing self and identity.
  • p. 93
  • 7.
  • Reflexive relating and intimacy.
  • p. 120
  • 8.
  • Death, deskilling and life-politics.
  • p. 149
  • 9.
  • sociology of reflexivity or reflexive sociology?.
  • p. 169
  • References.
  • p. 182
  • Index.
  • p. 188
Control code
03b26402415
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 193 p.
Isbn
9780415281775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote

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