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Generations, Culture And Society, Sc : UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Sociology - Edmunds

Generations, Culture And Society, Sc

UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Sociology

By: Edmunds

Paperback Published: 1st August 2002
ISBN: 9780335208517
Number Of Pages: 160

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The study of generations has not played a large part in the development of sociological theory. However, recent social developments, combined with the erosion of a strong class theory, mean that generations need to be reconsidered in relation to cultural change and politics. Moving beyond Karl Mannheim's classical contribution to generations, this volume offers a theoretically innovative way of examining the role of generational consciousness in social, cultural and political change through a range of empirical illustrations. On the grounds that existing research on generations has neglected international generational divisions, the book also looks at the interactions between generations and other social categories, including gender and ethnicity, exploring both intra-generational conflict and continuity and considering the circumstances under which generational consciousness may become more salient. The result is a key text for undergraduate courses in social theory, cultural studies and social history, and a valuable reference for researchers across these areas, as well as gender, race and ethnicity.

"...the most important statement since Mannheim's classic work. It establishes a traumatic events theory of generations, and elaborates a model of generational conflict... All this is demonstrated through illuminating analyses... For Edmunds and Turner, generations rather than classes have shaped much of the 20th century and beyond." - Professor Randall Collins, University of Pennsylvania "...clearly establishes the relevance of generations as a key sociological concept for understanding cultural change today...an excellent book that offers students and academics a lively and up-to-date text on the role and significance of generations, with comprehensive coverage of social scientific debates." - Gerard Delanty, Professor of Sociology, University of Liverpool

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: generations, war and intellectuals - towards a sociology of generationsp. 1
Introductionp. 1
The concept of generationp. 5
The classical traditionp. 7
Traumatic events: developments in life course researchp. 11
Pierre Bourdieu and generationsp. 13
Active and passive generationsp. 16
Generations and culturep. 24
Post-war generations in the UK from violence to consumptionp. 30
America and The Closing of the American Mindp. 34
Conclusion: balancing the impact of the 1960sp. 42
Generations, intellectuals and social movementsp. 46
Intellectual generations and migrationp. 48
Intellectual generations in post-war Francep. 61
Conclusionp. 68
Generations, national consciousness and intellectualsp. 71
Americap. 74
The United Kingdomp. 78
Globalization and the cosmopolitan intellectualp. 87
Conclusionp. 91
Generations, women and national consciousnessp. 95
Women and nationalismp. 96
Feminist generations and oppositional nationalismp. 98
Women and patriarchal Britishness/Englishnessp. 101
1960s women today and cosmopolitan Englishnessp. 104
Conclusionp. 109
Conclusionp. 114
Bibliographyp. 122
Indexp. 135
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ISBN: 9780335208517
ISBN-10: 0335208517
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Sociology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st August 2002
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1