Reflexive Modernization: Politics, Tradition and Aesthetics in the Modern Social Order

Reflexive Modernization: Politics, Tradition and Aesthetics in the Modern Social Order

by Ulrich Beck, Anthony Giddens, Scott Lash
     
 

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Three prominent social thinkers discuss how modern society is undercutting its formations of class, stratum, occupations, sex roles, the nuclear family, and more. Reflexive modernization, or the way one kind of modernization undercuts and changes another, has wide ranging implications for contemporary social and cultural theory, as this provocative book

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Three prominent social thinkers discuss how modern society is undercutting its formations of class, stratum, occupations, sex roles, the nuclear family, and more. Reflexive modernization, or the way one kind of modernization undercuts and changes another, has wide ranging implications for contemporary social and cultural theory, as this provocative book demonstrates.

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"Each of these essays—as well as the replies and critiques at the end of the book—is exemplary, original, and thoughtful, showing the vital state of social theory in coming to terms with the conditions of late modernity."—Choice

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ISBN-13:
9780804724722
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1994
Edition description:
1
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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