This textbook introduces debates about the nature and meaning ofsocial change, offering a new way of thinking about the processesof 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 socialchange.
- Includes readings that present a wide range of internationalcase studies.
- Develops students' skills of textual analysis.
- Forms part of a four-book series on sociology and society.
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About the Author
Tim Jordan is Lecturer in Sociology at The OpenUniversity. He is the author of Cyberpower: The Culture andPolitics of Cyberspace and the Internet (1999) and co-editor ofStorming the Millennium: The New Politics of Change (1999).He is co-founder and editor of the journal Social MovementStudies: The Journal of Social, Political and CulturalProtest.
Steve Pile is Senior Lecturer in Geography at The OpenUniversity. He is the author of The Body and the City (1996)and the co-editor of City Worlds (1999) and of CityA-Z (2000).
Table of Contents
Social Change: Introduction:Tim Jordan And Steve Pile.
1. Social Change And City Life: Steve Pile.
2. Contesting Times: Conflicting Histories In Post-ColonialContexts: Tony Bennett.
3. From Industrial To Information Society: Peter Hamilton.
4. New Media And Time–Space Configuration: HughMackay.
5. Up Close And Personal: The Changing Face Of Intimacy: KathWoodward.
6. The Regulation Of The Self: Mitchell Dean.
7. Totalities And Multiplicities: Thinking About Social Change:Tim Jordan.
Readings In Social Change.