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Modernity After Modernity

Author : Malcolm Waters
ISBN : 0415201861
Genre : Social Science
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Modernity And Self Identity

Author : Anthony Giddens
ISBN : 9780745666488
Genre : Social Science
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This major study develops a new account of modernity and its relation to the self. Building upon the ideas set out in The Consequences of Modernity, Giddens argues that 'high' or 'late' modernity is a post traditional order characterised by a developed institutional reflexivity. In the current period, the globalising tendencies of modern institutions are accompanied by a transformation of day-to-day social life having profound implications for personal activities. The self becomes a 'reflexive project', sustained through a revisable narrative of self identity. The reflexive project of the self, the author seeks to show, is a form of control or mastery which parallels the overall orientation of modern institutions towards 'colonising the future'. Yet it also helps promote tendencies which place that orientation radically in question - and which provide the substance of a new political agenda for late modernity. In this book Giddens concerns himself with themes he has often been accused of unduly neglecting, including especially the psychology of self and self-identity. The volumes are a decisive step in the development of his thinking, and will be essential reading for students and professionals in the areas of social and political theory, sociology, human geography and social psychology.

Walter Benjamin Modernity

Author : Peter Osborne
ISBN : 0415325358
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This collection brings together a selection of the most critically important items in the literature, across the full range of Benjamin's cultural-theoretical interests.

The Gender Of Modernity

Author : Rita FELSKI
ISBN : 9780674036796
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In an innovative and invigorating exploration of the complex relations between women and the modern, Rita Felski challenges conventional male-centered theories of modernity. She also calls into question those feminist perspectives that have either demonized the modern as inherently patriarchal, or else assumed a simple opposition between men's and women's experiences of the modern world. Combining cultural history with cultural theory, and focusing on the fin de siecle, Felski examines the gendered meanings of such notions as nostalgia, consumption, feminine writing, the popular sublime, evolution, revolution, and perversion. Her approach is comparative and interdisciplinary, covering a wide variety of texts from the English, French, and German traditions: sociological theory, realist and naturalist novels, decadent literature, political essays and speeches, sexological discourse, and sentimental popular fiction. Male and female writers from Simmel, Zola, Sacher-Masoch, and Rachilde to Marie Corelli, Wilde, and Olive Schreiner come under Felski's scrutiny as she exposes the varied and often contradictory connections between femininity and modernity. Seen through the lens of Felski's discerning eye, the last fin de siecle provides illuminating parallels with our own. And Felski's keen analysis of the matrix of modernism offers needed insight into the sense of cultural crisis brought on by postmodernism.

The Modernity Of Witchcraft

Author : Peter Geschiere
ISBN : 0813917034
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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To many Westerners, the disappearance of African traditions of witchcraft might seem inevitable wuth continued modernization. In The Modernity of Witchcraft, Peter Geschieres uses his own experiences among the Maka and in other parts of eastern and southern Cameroon, as well as other anthropological research, to argue that contemporary ideas and practices of witchcraft are more a response to modern exigencies than a lingering cultural custom. The prevalence of witchcraft, especially in African politics and entrepreneurship, demonstrates the unlikely balance it has achieved with the forces of modernity. Geshiere explores why modern techniques and commodities, usually of Western Provenance, have become central in rumors of the occult.

The Struggle For Modernity

Author : Emilio Gentile
ISBN : 0275976920
Genre : History
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During the inter-war period, Italy saw the rapid development of ultra-nationalist & populist politics, which led to the Fascist Party's establishment of a totalitarian state, with the party leader exhaulted as an almost divine figure. This text traces the upheavals in Italian politics & society of the times.

The Modernity Of Tradition

Author : Lloyd I. Rudolph
ISBN : 0226731375
Genre : Political Science
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Stressing the variations in meaning of modernity and tradition, this work shows how in India traditional structures and norms have been adapted or transformed to serve the needs of a modernizing society. The persistence of traditional features within modernity, it suggests, answers a need of the human condition. Three areas of Indian life are analyzed: social stratification, charismatic leadership, and law. The authors question whether objective historical conditions, such as advanced industrialization, urbanization, or literacy, are requisites for political modernization.

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air

Author : Marshall Berman
ISBN : 0860917851
Genre : Civilization, Modern
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The experience of modernization -- the dizzying social changes that swept millions of people into the capitalist world -- and modernism in art, literature and architecture are brilliantly integrated in this account.

What Is Modernity

Author : Yoshimi Takeuchi
ISBN : 0231133278
Genre : History
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Yoshimi questioned the very nature of thought, arguing that thinking is less a subjective act than an opening to alterity. His works were central in drawing Japanese attention to the problems inherent in Western colonialism & to the cultural importance of Asia.

The Modernity Of English Art 1914 30

Author : David Peters Corbett
ISBN : 0719037336
Genre : Art
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This book re-conceptualises the history of English painting from 1914 to the end of the 1920s. Whereas most accounts of the period have tended to see English Art art as marked by a tension between the native tradition and Modenism, The modernity of English art rethinks the 1920s by offering a cultural history of the period.

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