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Social and cultural forms of modernity

Author: Robert Bocock; Kenneth Thompson; Open University.
Publisher: Oxford : Polity Press in association with the Open University, 1992.
Series: Understanding modern societies, bk. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Social and cultural dimensions of 20th century industrialized societies are examined, e.g., social divisions of class, gender and race, patterns of consumption, conceptions of self, body and sexuality, the reshaping of knowledge in education ... The focus is on Britain and Europe, with reference to North America and Australasia.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Bocock; Kenneth Thompson; Open University.
ISBN: 0745609635 9780745609638 0745609643 9780745609645
OCLC Number: 27148382
Description: viii, 484 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Social dimensions: family and household, Helen Crowley - readings from Harriet Bradley, R. Pahl, Sylvia Walby and Nancy Chodorow; lifestyles and consumption, Robert Bocock - readings from J. Baudrillard, D. Miller, M. Featherstone and R. Williams; health, the self and social interaction, David Boswell - readings from C. Baron, H.V. Haynes and R.D. King, and P. Sedgewick; the body and sexuality, Jeffrey Weeks - readings from C. Vance, J. Weeks, F. Mort, L. Davidoff, S. Webb, V. Amos and P. Parmar, and K. Plummer; conclusion to part 1. Part 2 Cultural dimensions: religion, values and ideology, Kenneth Thompson - readings from J.A. Beckford; popular culture and the mass media, Celia Lury - readings from R. Williams and W. Benjamin; education and knowledge, Geoffrey Whitty - readings from S. Bowles and H. Gintis, R. Moore, R. Dale, S. Ball, and P. Willis; the city and the metropolis, James Donald - readings from G. Simmel and M. Berman; conclusion to part 2; summary and conclusion.
Series Title: Understanding modern societies, bk. 3.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Bocock and Kenneth Thompson.

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Considers the social and cultural aspects of 20th-century modern industrial social formations, focusing on Britain and Europe, and with some reference to North America and Australasia.  Read more...

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