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Anthony Giddens The Last Modernist by Stjepan Mestrovic
  

Anthony Giddens The Last Modernist

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Anthony Giddens The Last Modernist by Stjepan Mestrovic

Anthony Giddens is arguably the world's leading sociologist. In this controversial contribution to the Giddens debate, Stjepan Mestrovic takes up and criticizes the major themes of his work - particularly the concept of 'high modernity' as opposed to 'postmodernity' and his attempted construction of a 'synthetic' tradition based on human agency and structure. Testing Giddens' theories against what is happening in the real world from genocide in Africa to near secession in Quebec, Mestrovic discerns in the construction of synthetic traditions not the promise of freedom held out by Giddens but rather the ominous potential for new forms of totalitarian control.

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Publication date

18th February 2014

Author

Stjepan Mestrovic

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Publisher

Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
www.routledge.com

Format

Paperback
242 pages

Categories

Sociology

ISBN

9780415756266

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