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Exploring the Modern: Patterns of Western Culture and Civilization

Jervis, John S. (1999) Exploring the Modern: Patterns of Western Culture and Civilization. Wiley Blackwell, 368 pp. ISBN 978-0-631-19621-1. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Abstract: A companion volume to Transgressing the Modern: Explorations in the Western Experience of Otherness (Blackwell, 2000). Both volumes offer a perspective on the central features of what we take to be western modernity, drawing on literature, art, cultural history, and theory. This volume examines the ideas of a theatrical self, of citizenship and surveillance, the modernity of city life, consumerism, fashion, romantic fiction, the impact of technology, modernism in culture and the arts, photography and the modern image, and contributes to debates on the significance of the Enlightenment for our understanding of the Holocaust and the nature of modern morality after the alleged ‘death of God’. Both books conclude with explorations of the possible significance of trends and tendencies sometimes called ‘postmodern’, tendencies that suggest the central importance of the reflexive dimension of the modern.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Lisa Towers
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2019 13:32 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 09:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72940 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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