Modernity and Ambivalence

Modernity and Ambivalence

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According to Bauman, modernity promised to imbue human experience with a clarity and transparency through the rigorous application of reason. This did not happen. The undermining of traditional faiths was not succeeded by a creed of rationality which gained general acceptance in creating a new set of values. This book attempts to explain the reasons for this failure.
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  • Hardback | 284 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0745605737
  • 9780745605739

Table of contents

The scandal of ambivalence; social construction of ambivalence; self-construction of ambivalence; a case study in the sociology of assimilation - trapped in ambivalence, revenge of ambivalence; privatization of ambivalence; post-modernity, or living with ambivalence.
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