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The Future of Social Theory - Nicholas Gane

The Future of Social Theory

By: Nicholas Gane (Editor)

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Published: 2nd May 2004
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The basic concept of society has come under attack - political acts, critical theory, new media and even history itself have undermined what we think of as the social. The Future of Social Theory brings together new interviews with the world's leading social theorists on what society means today: Zygmunt Bauman, John Urry, Saska Sassen, Bruno Latour, Scott Lash, Nikolas Rose, Judith Butler and Francoise Verges.

The topics covered include: liquid modernization and the individualization of the society; the shift towards global forms of chaos and complexity; the displacement of the social into global city networks; the shift away from a theory of the social to a theory of space; the transformation of society with the rise of new technology; the continuing influence of historical forms of political power; society as a gendered idea; and society as a product of Empire.

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Notes on Contributorsp. ix
Introduction: Rethinking Social Theoryp. 1
Zygmunt Bauman: Liquid Socialityp. 17
Judith Butler: Reanimating the Socialp. 47
Bruno Latour: The Social as Associationp. 77
Scott Lash: Information is Alivep. 91
John Urry: Complex Mobilitiesp. 109
Saskia Sassen: Space and Powerp. 125
Ulrich Beck: The Cosmopolitan Turnp. 143
Nikolas Rose: Governing the Socialp. 167
Francoise Verges: Postcolonial Challengesp. 186
Indexp. 205
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ISBN: 9780826470669
ISBN-10: 0826470661
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 2nd May 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1