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Informationen zum Autor Gerard Delanty is Reader in Sociology at the University of Liverpool This accessible and comprehensive ov... Weiterlesen
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Informationen zum Autor Gerard Delanty is Reader in Sociology at the University of Liverpool Klappentext This accessible and comprehensive overview of the main issues on the modernity-postmodernity controversy is the first clear-sighted book on the subject. It surveys modern social theory, from Kant to Weber with economy and masterly precision. And evaluates the work of the Frankfurt School, Arendy, Strauss, Luhmann, Habermas, Heller, Castoriadis and Touraine, before moving on to consider the approaches of the leading writers on postmodenrity: Lyotard, Vattimo, Derrida, Foucault and Jameson. The result is a new way of conceptualizing the modernity-postmodernity debate, and an exciting new approach to the roots of contemporary social theory. Zusammenfassung A new way of conceptualizing the modernity-postmodernity debate! and an exciting new approach to the roots of contemporary social theory. Inhaltsverzeichnis Introduction Knowledge, Power and the Self The Discourses of Modernity Enlightenment, Modernism and Fin-de-si[e]cle Sociology Modernity and Secularization Religion and the Postmodern Challenge The Pathogenesis of Modernity The Limits of Enlightenment The Impossibility of Modernity Cultural Crystallization and the Problem of Contingency Rescuing Modernity The Recovery of the Social Postmodernism and the Possibility of Community From Modernity to Postmodernity Postdialectics and the Aesthetization of the Social Further Reflections Constructivism beyond Postmodernism

Autorentext

Gerard Delanty is Reader in Sociology at the University of Liverpool



Klappentext

This accessible and comprehensive overview of the main issues on the modernity-postmodernity controversy is the first clear-sighted book on the subject. It surveys modern social theory, from Kant to Weber with economy and masterly precision. And evaluates the work of the Frankfurt School, Arendy, Strauss, Luhmann, Habermas, Heller, Castoriadis and Touraine, before moving on to consider the approaches of the leading writers on postmodenrity: Lyotard, Vattimo, Derrida, Foucault and Jameson.

The result is a new way of conceptualizing the modernity-postmodernity debate, and an exciting new approach to the roots of contemporary social theory.



Zusammenfassung
A new way of conceptualizing the modernity-postmodernity debate, and an exciting new approach to the roots of contemporary social theory.

Inhalt

Introduction
Knowledge, Power and the Self
The Discourses of Modernity
Enlightenment, Modernism and Fin-de-si[e]cle Sociology
Modernity and Secularization
Religion and the Postmodern Challenge
The Pathogenesis of Modernity
The Limits of Enlightenment
The Impossibility of Modernity
Cultural Crystallization and the Problem of Contingency
Rescuing Modernity
The Recovery of the Social
Postmodernism and the Possibility of Community
From Modernity to Postmodernity
Postdialectics and the Aesthetization of the Social
Further Reflections
Constructivism beyond Postmodernism

Produktinformationen

Titel: Modernity and Postmodernity
Untertitel: Knowledge, Power and the Self
Autor:
EAN: 9780761959038
ISBN: 978-0-7619-5903-8
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: SAGE Publications Inc
Genre: Soziologie
Anzahl Seiten: 208
Gewicht: 460g
Größe: H234mm x B156mm
Jahr: 2000