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Critique of modernity

Author: Alain Touraine
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1995.
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A critique and reinterpretation of modernity by social thinker, Alain Touraine. He begins by recalling the triumph of rationalist conceptions of modernity, then traces the destruction, in both  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Touraine
ISBN: 1557865302 9781557865304 1557865310 9781557865311
OCLC Number: 30625429
Language Note: Translation of: Une critique de la modernité.
Description: 398 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Modernity triumphant --
The light of reason --
The soul and natural law --
The meaning of history --
Modernity in crisis --
The decay of modernity --
The destruction of the ego --
Nation, company, consumer --
Intellectuals against modernity --
Leaving modernity --
Birth of the subject --
The subject --
The subject as social movement --
I is not ego --
Light and shadow --
What is democracy?
Other Titles: Critique de la modernité.
Responsibility: Alain Touraine ; translated by David Macey.

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