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Conversations with Ulrich Beck

Author: Ulrich Beck; Johannes Willms
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press in association with Blackwell, 2004.
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"Ulrich Beck is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential contemporary social thinkers. His work on risk society and his more recent writings on globalization and individualization have put him at the forefront of contemporary debates. These conversations succeed in shedding new light on these major themes as well as providing as insight into some of the commitments and beliefs that underlie  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Beck; Johannes Willms
ISBN: 0745628230 9780745628233 0745628249 9780745628240
OCLC Number: 52109118
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: 232 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Postmodernity or the Second Modernity? --
Individualization --
Global Risk Society --
Labor Society and the Regime of Risk --
Cosmopolitan Society and its Enemies --
The Prospects for a Second Enlightenment --
Recommended Literature for Further Reading --
About the Authors.
Other Titles: Freiheit oder Kapitalismus.
Responsibility: Ulrich Beck and Johannes Willms ; translated by Michael Pollak.
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* Ulrich Beck, one of the most important and influential contemporary social thinkers, reveals and expands his work in a series of conversations with journalist Johannes Willms.  Read more...

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"Every now and then a new way of thinking about the social world occurs. And once that happens it is difficult to imagine how sociology had managed without that new way of thinking. ...Ulrich Beck's Read more...

 
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