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Postmodern American Sociology : A Response to the Aesthetic Challenge - Jongryul Choi

Postmodern American Sociology

A Response to the Aesthetic Challenge

Hardcover Published: 19th April 2004
ISBN: 9780761828136
Number Of Pages: 254

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Postmodern American Sociology maintains that postmodernism is an aesthetic challenge to the modern radical enough to uproot fundamental assumptions of the modern. The book views the modern, the postmodern and the relationship between the two in terms of the three paradigms of knowledge: science, morality and aesthetics. According to author Jongryul Choi, postmodernism maintains that ontology, epistemology and ethics/politics in the postmodern era have been aestheticized.

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Choi suggests modernism emerged during the Enlightenment when science was elevated to the highest form of knowledge and became the appropriate determinant of how people should live. Sociology developed under the authority of sciece; sociologists' recommendations were beyond dispute because they were based on facts, not values. Summing Up: RECOMMENDED. Graduate students/faculty. -- Y. R. Magrass, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth * CHOICE *

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Modern as the Scientization and Moralization of Ontology, Epistemology, and Ethics/Politicsp. 11
The Postmodern as the Aestheticization of Ontology, Epistemology, and Ethics/Politicsp. 51
Vulnerability of Sociology to the Aesthetic Challengep. 109
The Emergence of Postmodern American Sociology as a Response to the Aesthetic Challengep. 163
Conclusion: Further Implications of Postmodern American Sociologyp. 215
Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 241
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ISBN: 9780761828136
ISBN-10: 0761828133
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 19th April 2004
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.47