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Sex, money, and power : the transformation of collective life

Author: Bill Jordan
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Intimacy, choice, movement: these are the elements that make up the desirable lifestyle in the mainstream of affluent societies. They also undermine traditional forms of power and control, and create a web of connections between individuals all over the world, which promises to be more flexible and less restrictive than any that has existed before. But, Bill Jordan argues, our present global institutions have shut  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Jordan
ISBN: 0745633501 9780745633503 074563351X 9780745633510
OCLC Number: 56639885
Description: 256 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Inside the web --
Intimate connections --
Sex and self-improvement --
The nature of change --
On the move : mobility as the basis for freedom --
Keep out : organizations, boundaries, and exclusions --
Organizations and power --
Power and world poverty --
Power, passion, and loyalty --
Connections and conclusions.
Responsibility: Bill Jordan.

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* Presents a highly original new way of thinking about modern societies and human relationships. * Written by a leading professor of Social Policy * Contains numerous first hand interviews and  Read more...

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"Written in an accessible style, the book weaves personal narrative about the authora s a gypsy scholara life with social theorizing. It produces an interesting account of shifting social bonds and Read more...

 
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