The text is thoroughly up–to–date, covering in detail the transformations in social relations associated with post–colonialism, the information society, city life, new communication forms, intimacy and governing the self. Each chapter is written by an author well known in their field and supported by readings that present a wide range of international case studies. These readings encourage students to engage with social and cultural documents as evidence of social change, developing their critical and analytical skills.
Social Change: Introduction:Tim Jordan And Steve Pile.
1. Social Change And City Life: Steve Pile.
2. Contesting Times: Conflicting Histories In Post–Colonial Contexts: Tony Bennett.
3. From Industrial To Information Society: Peter Hamilton.
4. New Media And Time Space Configuration: Hugh Mackay.
5. Up Close And Personal: The Changing Face Of Intimacy: Kath Woodward.
6. The Regulation Of The Self: Mitchell Dean.
7. Totalities And Multiplicities: Thinking About Social Change: Tim Jordan.
Readings In Social Change.
Tim Jordan is Lecturer in Sociology at The Open University. He is the author of Cyberpower: The Culture and Politics of Cyberspace and the Internet (1999) and co–editor of Storming the Millennium: The New Politics of Change (1999). He is co–founder and editor of the journal Social Movement Studies: The Journal of Social, Political and Cultural Protest.
Steve Pile is Senior Lecturer in Geography at The Open University. He is the author of The Body and the City (1996) and the co–editor of City Worlds (1999) and of City A–Z (2000).