|Heelas, Paul / Lash, Scott / Morris, Paul (eds.)|
1. Edition December 1995
1995. 360 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-1-55786-555-7 - John Wiley & Sons
The modernity and postmodernity debates of recent years have tended to direct attention towards frameworks of periodization, and away from the social and cultural processes currently at work in the world. This volume reverses the emphasis, to focus on modes of authority and identity, and to examine the roles which existing and new traditions may play in our epoch. It announces a new agenda for contemporary social theory, moving beyond current debates over (post)modernity.
The contributors include Mark Poster, Richard Sennett, Ulrich Beck, Margaret Archer, Mary Douglas and Thomas Luckmann.
From the contents
Part I: Losing the Traditional.
Part II: Detraditionalization and Traditions Today.
Part III: Detraditionalization, Human Values and Solidarity.
Part IV: Dissolving Detraditionalization.