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The Future of Society. Edition No. 1. Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos

  • ID: 2248027
  • Book
  • December 2005
  • 188 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This important Manifesto argues that we still need a concept of society in order to make sense of the forces which structure our lives.
- Written by leading social theorist William Outhwaite
- Asks if the notion of society is relevant in the twenty-first century
- Goes to the heart of contemporary social and political debate
- Examines critiques of the concept of society from neoliberals, postmodernists, and globalization theorists
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Preface.

1. The Origins of ‘Society’.

Part I: Critiques of Society.

2. Society and the Individual: Neoliberalism, Social Constructionism and Communitarianism.

3. Postmodernism.

4. Globalisation.

Part II: Reconstructing Society.

5. Modernity and Society.

6. Towards a Synthesis? Theory and Metatheory.

Part III: Implications.

7. Society Lite? Theories of Civil Society.

8. Is There a European Society?.

Postscript: A Defensible Concept of ‘Society’.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index

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William Outhwaite University of Sussex.
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