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Social theory for old and new modernities : essays on society and culture, 1976-2005

Author: Franco Ferrarotti; E Doyle McCarthy
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Franco Ferrarotti's essays are of special interest to social scientists working in social theory and cultural sociology. His insights are far-reaching and applicable to those studying the areas of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Franco Ferrarotti; E Doyle McCarthy
ISBN: 9780739115091 073911509X
OCLC Number: 86109842
Description: xxxii, 337 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Maria I. Macioti --
The modern world and its destiny --
Counter-cultures and postmodernism --
Beyond the authoritarian personality --
Civil society and state structures in creative tension --
The city and civil society --
New approaches to social movements in Western Europe --
The culture of violence --
Social marginality and violence in neo-urban societies --
Modern rationality and the paradox of the sacred --
History and sociology --
The lessons of positivism --
American and European social science --
Biography and the social sciences --
Thorstein Veblen and his critics --
The social type of the businessman --
Constantinian Christianity and the future of the Catholic Church --
The media pope --
Reflections on America --
Time and its social transformations --
On photography.
Responsibility: Franco Ferrarotti ; edited by E. Doyle McCarthy.
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