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Individualization : institutionalized individualism and its social and political consequences

Author: Ulrich Beck; Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim
Publisher: London : SAGE, 2001.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Beck; Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim
ISBN: 0761961119 9780761961116 0761961127 9780761961123
OCLC Number: 59515198
Description: 272 p.
Contents: Losing the Traditional Individualization and 'Precarious Freedoms' A Life of One's Own in a Runaway World Individualization, Globalization and Politics Beyond Status and Class? The Ambivalent Social Structure Poverty and Wealth in a 'Self-Driven Culture' From 'Living for Others' to 'A Life of One's Own' Individualization and Women On the Way to the Post-Familial Family From a Community of Need to Elective Affinities Division of Labour, Self-Imaging and Life Projects New Conflicts in the Family Declining Birthrates and the Wish to Have Children Apparatuses Do Not Care for People Health and Responsibility in the Age of Genetic Technology Death of One's Own, Life of One's Own Hopes from Transience Freedom's Children Freedom's Fathers Zombie Categories Interview with Ulrich Beck
Responsibility: Ulrich Beck and Elizabeth Beck-Gernsheim.

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