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Social theory in a changing world : conceptions of modernity, Gerard Delanty

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Social theory in a changing world : conceptions of modernity
Title
Social theory in a changing world
Title remainder
conceptions of modernity
Statement of responsibility
Gerard Delanty
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Social Theory in a Changing World provides a critical assessment of contemporary social theory for students in the social sciences. The central theme of the book concerns the nature of modernity and the ways in which contemporary thinkers have understood it. Delanty argues that modernity involves a tension between autonomy and fragmentation. On the one hand, the cultural project of modernity refers to self-assertion and creativity. On the other, modernity as a social project tends to destroy its own cultural foundations, as institutional structures become increasingly diffuse and fragmented
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Delanty, Gerard
Nature of contents
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  • Social sciences
  • Sociology
Label
Social theory in a changing world : conceptions of modernity, Gerard Delanty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (p. [194]-208) 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
  • Discourse and Democracy: Habermas's Theory of Modernity
  • The Problem of Democracy
  • The Formation of Habermas's Social Theory
  • Rescuing Discourse: The Mediation of Democracy and Law
  • Discursive Democracy in the Global Public Sphere
  • The Question of Culture and Identity. Conclusion: Culture and Discourse
  • Cultural Creativity and the Rise of Social Postmodernism: Foucault, Lyotard and Bauman
  • From Deconstructionism to Constructivism. Bauman: Ethics and Postmodernity
  • Conclusion: Beyond Postmodernism
  • The Return of Agency: Touraine and Melucci
  • Defining Modernity: The Quest for Autonomy
  • Touraine: From Historicity to the End of the Social. Melucci: Culture, Identity and Change
  • Conclusion: Reflexivity and Democracy
  • Reflexive Modernization: Beck and Giddens
  • Beck and the Risk Society. Giddens: Modernity, Reflexivity and Trust
  • Assessing Reflexive Modernization: The Question of Culture
  • Conclusion: Reflexivity and Discourse
  • Conclusion: Knowledge, Democracy and Discursive Institutionalization
  • Modernity's Three Logics of Development
  • Integration and Differentiation
  • Conclusion: The Time-Consciousness of Modernity
  • The Limits of Modernity: From Autonomy to Fragmentation
  • Rethinking Modernity
  • Autonomy versus Fragmentation: The Loss of Unity
  • Beyond the Classical Tradition: Contemporary Theories of the Social. Conclusion: Towards a New Time-Consciousness
Control code
0745619185
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 211 p.
Isbn
9780745619187
Lccn
99011068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Social theory in a changing world : conceptions of modernity, Gerard Delanty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (p. [194]-208) 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
  • Discourse and Democracy: Habermas's Theory of Modernity
  • The Problem of Democracy
  • The Formation of Habermas's Social Theory
  • Rescuing Discourse: The Mediation of Democracy and Law
  • Discursive Democracy in the Global Public Sphere
  • The Question of Culture and Identity. Conclusion: Culture and Discourse
  • Cultural Creativity and the Rise of Social Postmodernism: Foucault, Lyotard and Bauman
  • From Deconstructionism to Constructivism. Bauman: Ethics and Postmodernity
  • Conclusion: Beyond Postmodernism
  • The Return of Agency: Touraine and Melucci
  • Defining Modernity: The Quest for Autonomy
  • Touraine: From Historicity to the End of the Social. Melucci: Culture, Identity and Change
  • Conclusion: Reflexivity and Democracy
  • Reflexive Modernization: Beck and Giddens
  • Beck and the Risk Society. Giddens: Modernity, Reflexivity and Trust
  • Assessing Reflexive Modernization: The Question of Culture
  • Conclusion: Reflexivity and Discourse
  • Conclusion: Knowledge, Democracy and Discursive Institutionalization
  • Modernity's Three Logics of Development
  • Integration and Differentiation
  • Conclusion: The Time-Consciousness of Modernity
  • The Limits of Modernity: From Autonomy to Fragmentation
  • Rethinking Modernity
  • Autonomy versus Fragmentation: The Loss of Unity
  • Beyond the Classical Tradition: Contemporary Theories of the Social. Conclusion: Towards a New Time-Consciousness
Control code
0745619185
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 211 p.
Isbn
9780745619187
Lccn
99011068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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