From Post-Industrial to Post-Modern Society. New Theories of the Contemporary World. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2248676
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 304 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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In the second edition of this classic study, Krishan Kumar introduces and assesses the rival claims of three theories crucial to an understanding of contemporary social theory: the information society, post–Fordism, and post–modernism. Explaining how these theories developed and why they have held such an appeal, the author provides the most readable and evenly–balanced account of three very different, but overlapping paradigms. In a new and substantial introduction, Kumar places the three key approaches within the context of contemporary discourse on globalization.From Post Industrial to Post–Modern Society is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand contemporary theories of social, cultural, and economic change.
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Preface to the Second Edition.

Preface to First Edition..

1 Rethinking Modernity.

2 The Revival of Post–Industrial Theory..

3 The Information Society..

4 Fordism and Post–Fordism..

5 Modernity and Post–Modernity (1): The Idea of the Modern..

6 Modernity and Post–Modernity (2): The Idea of Post–Modernity..

7 Millennial Themes: Endings and Beginnings..

Notes.

References.

Index.

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