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Overview

This textbook introduces debates about the nature and meaning of social change, offering a new way of thinking about the processes of change, and reconsidering the roles played by time and space.

  • Introduces students to debates about social change.
  • Presents an original and in depth interpretation of social change.
  • Includes readings that present a wide range of international case studies.
  • Develops students' skills of textual analysis.
  • Forms part of a four-book series on sociology and society.

For more information about this book and the Sociology & Society series, visit the accompanying website at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/ou

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631233121
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: Sociology and Society Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Jordan is Lecturer in Sociology at The Open University. He is the author of Cyberpower: The Culture and Politics of Cyberspace and the Internet (1999) and co-editor of Storming the Millennium: The New Politics of Change (1999). He is co-founder and editor of the journal Social Movement Studies: The Journal of Social, Political and Cultural Protest.

Steve Pile is Senior Lecturer in Geography at The Open University. He is the author of The Body and the City (1996) and the co-editor of City Worlds (1999) and of City A-Z (2000).

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Social Change: Introduction:Tim Jordan And Steve Pile.

1. Social Change And City Life: Steve Pile.

2. Contesting Times: Conflicting Histories In Post-Colonial Contexts: Tony Bennett.

3. From Industrial To Information Society: Peter Hamilton.

4. New Media And Time–Space Configuration: Hugh Mackay.

5. Up Close And Personal: The Changing Face Of Intimacy: Kath Woodward.

6. The Regulation Of The Self: Mitchell Dean.

7. Totalities And Multiplicities: Thinking About Social Change: Tim Jordan.

Readings In Social Change.

Acknowledgements.

Index.

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