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By Peter Wagner

ISBN-10: 0745652905

ISBN-13: 9780745652900

ISBN-10: 0745652913

ISBN-13: 9780745652917

we are living in a latest age, yet what does ‘modern’ suggest and the way can a mirrored image on ‘modernity’ aid us to appreciate the realm at the present time? those are the questions that Peter Wagner units out to reply to during this concise and obtainable publication.

Wagner starts via returning to the query of modernity's Western origins and its claims to open up a brand new and higher period within the historical past of humanity. Modernity's claims and expectancies became extra typical and commonly shared, yet during their attention and diffusion they've got additionally been considerably reworked. In an acute and fascinating research, Wagner examines the next key matters between others:

- Modernity was once in accordance with the desire for freedom and cause, however it created the associations of up to date capitalism and democracy. How does the liberty of the citizen relate to the liberty of the client and vendor at the present time? And what does disaffection with capitalism and democracy entail for the sustainability of modernity?

- instead of a unmarried version of modernity, there's now a plurality of different types of smooth socio-political business enterprise. What does this entail for our concept of growth and our wish that the longer term international will be greater than the current one?

- All nuance and broadening although, our inspiration of modernity is ultimately inextricably tied to the heritage of Europe and the West. How will we evaluate various sorts of modernity in a 'symmetric', non-biased or non-Eurocentric method? How will we enhance a world-sociology of modernity?

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