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Conversations with Ulrich Beck

Author: Ulrich Beck; Johannes Willms
Publisher: Oxford : Polity, 2004.
Series: Collection Conversations.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A series of accessible conversations between Ulrich Beck and the journalist Johannes Willms form the basis of this volume. The conversations reveal and explore the key elements in Beck's thought, shedding new light onto these major themes.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Beck; Johannes Willms
ISBN: 0745628230 9780745628233 0745628249 9780745628240
OCLC Number: 841579211
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: 256 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Thinking Society Anew (John Urry). 1. Post modernity or the second modernity. 2. Individualisation. 3. Global risk society. 4. Labour society and regime of risk. 5. Cosmopolitan society and its enemies. 6. The prospects for a second enlightenment. Recommended literature for further reading. Selected Works by Authors Cited in the Text. Books by the Authors in English. About the Authors. Index.
Series Title: Collection Conversations.
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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