Modernity An Introduction to Modern Societies
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Description: Understanding Modern Societies is a new sociology textbook which provides a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to the history, sociology and ideas of modern society. It has been written for students and readers who have no prior knowledge of sociology, and is designed to be used in a variety of social science courses in universities and colleges, The book is divided into three parts, corresponding to the formation, consolidation and prospects of modernity. From the start, four major social processes are identified: the social, the cultural, the political, and the economic. These form the basis of the four chapters in Part 1, and organize the narrative or 'story-line' of the rest of the text. In Part 2, they provide the framework for an analyis of what developed industrial societies look like and how they work. And in Part 3,they provide the basis for identifying the emergent social forces and contradictory processes which are radically re-shaping modern societies today.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $84.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/23/1996
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
|Formations of Modernity:Introduction|
|the Enlightenment and the Birth of Social Science|
|the Development of the Modern State|
|the Emergence of the Economy|
|Changing Social Structures: Class and Gender|
|the Cultural Formations of Modern Society|
|the West and the Rest: Discourse and Power|
|Structures and Process of Modernity:Introduction|
|the State in Advanced Capitalist Societies|
|Fordism and Modern Industry|
|Divisions of Labour|
|Women and the Domestic Sphere|
|the Body and Sexuality|
|Religion, Values and Ideology|
|Modernity and its Futures:Introduction|
|the 1989 Revolutions and the Triumph of Liberalism|
|A Global Society? Anthony McGrew|
|Social Pluralism and Post-Modernity|
|the Question of Cultural Identity|
|the Enlightenment Project Revisited|