Futures of Modernity

Challenges for Cosmopolitical Thought and Practice

Global risks, mobilities and interdependencies transnationalize local life and working worlds. These processes lead to an inner globalization of societies in which worldwide constellations of »reflexive« (Ulrich Beck), »multiple« (Shmuel N. Eisenstadt), »entangled« (Shalini Randeria) and »global« (Arjun Appadurai) modernities simultaneously and immediately clash in social action: a process of cosmopolitanization in which »the global« is localized and »the local« is globalized in radical new ways. In this book, an international selection of prominent critical thinkers address this premise and provide their interpretations of imminent challenges, concomitant social dynamics and political implications.

With contributions by Arjun Appadurai, Zygmunt Bauman, Ulrich Beck, Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim, Edgar Grande, Maarten Hajer, Ronald Hitzler, Wolf Lepenies, Anna Tsing, Angela McRobbie, Bruno Latour, Ted Nordhaus & Michael Shellenberger, Hans-Georg Soeffner, Natan Sznaider, Anja Weiß and Yunxiang Yan.

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20 September 2012, 240 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-2076-4

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Book title
Futures of Modernity Challenges for Cosmopolitical Thought and Practice
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
240
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 3 SW-Abbildungen, 3 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-2076-4
DOI
10.14361/transcript.9783839420768
Commodity Group
1722
BIC-Code
JHBA JFFS JPA
BISAC-Code
SOC026000 POL033000 POL010000
THEMA-Code
JHBA GTQ JPA
Release date
20 September 2012
Edition
1
Topics
Globalisierung, Gesellschaft, Politik
Readership
Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, Postcolonial Studies and the general Public
Keywords/Tags
Modernity, Globalization, Cosmopolitanism, Risk, Sociology, Anthropology, Society, Politics, Sociological Theory, Political Theory, Political Philosophy

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