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..
From Post–Industrial to Post Modern Society has established itself as an incomparable classic of modern sociology. The second edition extends the range of the original text to address new problems of globalism, and thereby integrates the globalization debate into concerns about post–modernity. A singular achievement. Bryan Turner, Cambrige University.