The Consequences of Modernity
John Wiley & Sons, 2013. ápr. 25. - 200 oldal
In this major theoretical statement, the author offers a new andprovocative interpretation of the institutional transformationsassociated with modernity. We do not as yet, he argues, live in apost-modern world. Rather the distinctive characteristics of ourmajor social institutions in the closing period of the twentiethcentury express the emergence of a period of 'high modernity,' inwhich prior trends are radicalised rather than undermined. Apost-modern social universe may eventually come into being, butthis as yet lies 'on the other side' of the forms of social andcultural organization which currently dominate world history.
In developing an account of the nature of modernity, Giddensconcentrates upon analyzing the intersections between trust andrisk, and security and danger, in the modern world. Both the trustmechanisms associated with modernity and the distinctive 'riskprofile' it produces, he argues, are distinctively different fromthose characteristic of pre-modern social orders.
This book build upon the author's previous theoretical writings,and will be of fundamental interest to anyone concerned withGidden's overall project. However, the work covers issues which theauthor has not previously analyzed and extends the scope of hiswork into areas of pressing practical concern. This book will beessential reading for second year undergraduates and above insociology, politics, philosophy, and cultural studies.
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Introduction The Discontinuities of Modernity Security
The Institutional Dimensions of Modernity The Globalising
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abstract systems access points action activity analyse Anthony Giddens aspects basic trust become capitalism capitalist century character of modernity characteristic circumstances civilisations concepts conditions of modernity connections contexts continuity counterfactual cyclamate danger day-to-day dimensions of modernity discussion disembedding mechanisms distinct Durkheim ecological economic emergence environment epistemology Erving Goffman expert systems expertise forms generalised Giddens global globalisation high-consequence risks human Immanuel Wallerstein impact individuals industrialised industrialism influence institutional dimensions interaction intimacy intrinsic involved knowledge labour labour power Marx means of violence modern institutions modern social modern world modes nation-state nation-state system nature of modernity notion nuclear nuclear war ontological security organisation outlook phenomenon political possible post-modernity post-scarcity potential reembedding refers reﬂexivity reflexivity of modernity religious cosmologies romantic love routine sense social relations social sciences sociology space specific symbolic tokens teleology time-space distanciation traditional transformation trust relations trustworthiness Utopian realism weaponry world-system theory