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The consequences of modernity

Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1990.
Series: Social theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We do not as yet, the author argues, live in a post-modern world. The distinctive characteristics of our major social institutions in the closing years of the twentieth century suggest that, rather than entering into a period of post-modernity, we are moving into a period of?high modernity? in which the consequences of modernity are becoming more radicalized and universalized than before. A post-modern social  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Giddens, Anthony.
Consequences of modernity.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)1262092642
Named Person: Christa Bürger
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Giddens
ISBN: 0804717621 9780804717625 0804718911 9780804718912
OCLC Number: 20491296
Notes: Based on the Raymond Fred West memorial lectures which the author delivered at Stanford University in April 1988.
Description: ix, 186 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Introduction. --
2. The discontinuities of modernity. --
3. Security and danger, trust and risk. --
4. Sociology and modernity. --
5. Modernity, time, and space. --
6. Disembedding. --
7. Trust. --
8. The reflexivity of modernity. --
9. Modernity or post-modernity? --
10. Summary. --
II. The institutional dimensions of modernity. --
2. The globalising of modernity. --
3. Two theoretical perspectives. --
4. Dimensions of globalisation. --
III. Trust and modernity. --
2. Trust in abstract systems. --
3. Trust and expertise. --
4. Trust and ontological security. --
5. The pre-modern and the modern. --
IV. Abstract systems and the transformation of intimacy. --
2. Trust and personal relations. --
3. Trust and personal identity. --
4. Risk and danger in the modern world. --
5. Risk and ontological security. --
6. Adaptive reactions. --
7. A phenomenology of modernity. --
8. Deskilling and reskilling in everyday life. --
9. Objections to post-modernity. --
V. Riding the juggernaut. --
2. Utopian realism. --
3. Future orientations: the role of social movements. --
4. Post-modernity. --
VI. Is modernity a Western project? --
2. Concluding observations.
Series Title: Social theory.
Responsibility: Anthony Giddens.
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Abstract:

We do not as yet, the author argues, live in a post-modern world. The distinctive characteristics of our major social institutions in the closing years of the twentieth century suggest that, rather than entering into a period of post-modernity, we are moving into a period of?high modernity? in which the consequences of modernity are becoming more radicalized and universalized than before. A post-modern social universe may eventualy come into being, but this as yet lies on the other side of the forms of social and cultural organization that currently dominate world history.

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