Modernity

Modernity : An Introduction to Modern Societies

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Modernity: An Introduction to Modern Sciences is a comprehensive, well written and stimulating textbook which provides an introduction to the history and sociology of modern society, and to ideas and theories about it. It has been written specifically 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.The three parts of the book focus successively on the formation, consolidation and futures of modernity. Four major social processes are identified and examined in Part 1: The social, the cultural, the political and the economic. In Part II these processes provide the framework for an analysis of developed industrial societies and how they work. In Part III they form the basis for identifying and examining the emergent social forces and oppositional trends that are radically re-shaping modern societies today. This is the widest-ranging introduction to the nature of modern societies and will be invaluable to introductory and post-introductory students of sociology.show more

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  • Paperback | 663 pages
  • 167.64 x 246.38 x 40.64mm | 1,247.37g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
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  • 0745616143
  • 9780745616148

Table of contents

Part I: Formations of Modernity: Introduction: Stuart Hall. 1. The Enlightenment and the Birth of Social Science: Peter Hamilton. 2. The Development of the Modern State: David Held. 3. The Emergence of the Economy: Vivienne Brown. 4. Changing Social Structures: Class and Gender: Harriet Bradley. 5. The Cultural Formations of Modern Society: Robert Bocock. 6. The West and the Rest: Discourse and Power: Stuart Hall. Part II: Structures and Process of Modernity: Introduction: Don Hubert and Kenneth Thompson. 7. The State in Advanced Capitalist Societies: Anthony McGrew. 8. Fordism and Modern Industry: John Allen. 9. Divisions of Labour: Peter Braham. 10. Women and the Domestic Sphere: Helen Crowley. 11. The Body and Sexuality: Jeffrey Weeks. 12. Religion, Values and Ideology: Kenneth Thompson. Part III: Modernity and its Futures: Introduction: Stuart Hall, David Held and Gregor McLennan. 13. The 1989 Revolutions and the Triumph of Liberalism: David Held. 14. A Global Society? Anthony McGrew. 15. Environmental Challenges: Steven Yearley. 16. Post-Industrialism/Post-Fordism: John Allen. 17. Social Pluralism and Post-Modernity: Kenneth Thompson. 18. The Question of Cultural Identity: Stuart Hall. 19. The Enlightenment Project Revisited: Gregor McLennan.show more

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