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Social Futures

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What social trends will be important in the twenty first century? How are sociologists responding theoretically to the new forms of social practice emerging now? Social Futures takes these questions as its focus. The series will reflect the most exciting and penetrating work currently being conducted on the future of society.

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Modern Conditions, Postmodern Controversies

Modern Conditions, Postmodern Controversies

1st Edition

By Barry Smart
December 20, 1991

In this accomplished, comprehensive and accessible book Barry Smart explores these questions. The book examines the social and economic processes which have shaped and continue to shape life today. It also provides exemplary critical assessments of the various `modern' and `postmodern' thinkers who...

Hyperreality and Global Culture

Hyperreality and Global Culture

1st Edition

By Nicholas Perry
June 26, 1998

This book explores a world where the boundaries between reality and representation have become blurred, a world where LA Law is used to train lawyers. Drawing on examples from around the globe, Nick Perry presents a fascinating and entertaining analysis of both familiar objects and situations as ...

The Future That Failed Origins and Destinies of the Soviet Model

The Future That Failed: Origins and Destinies of the Soviet Model

1st Edition

By Johann P. Arnason
December 02, 1993

This outstanding book deals with the Soviet model as a distinctive pattern of modernity. Its historical background and its institutional structure are thoroughly examined as are its implications for understanding Modernity. The book challenges many of the simple assumptions and judgements made ...

The Poverty of Postmodernism

The Poverty of Postmodernism

1st Edition

By John O'Neill
December 01, 1994

The Poverty of Postmodernism rejects the current celebration of knowledge and value relativism. This is on the grounds that it renders critical reason and commonsense incapable of resisting the superifical ideologies of minoritarianism that leave the hard core of global capitalism unanalyzed. In ...

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