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The Resource An age of limits : social theory for the 21st century, Ralph Schroeder

An age of limits : social theory for the 21st century, Ralph Schroeder

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An age of limits : social theory for the 21st century
Title
An age of limits
Title remainder
social theory for the 21st century
Statement of responsibility
Ralph Schroeder
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this ambitious and bold book, Ralph Schroeder develops a new social theory centred on the notion of limits. The current era, from the 1970s onwards, has seen a departure from the three defining trends of the modern age: the struggle for social citizenship rights, the disembedding of markets, and the transformation of nature. Based on a comparative-historical analysis, the book argues that there are now similar constraints on social development throughout the global North and beyond. These constraints include the waning of conflicts driving the extension and deepening of rights, the instability of increasing financialization, and the progressive lack of control over the exploitation of natural resources. The key challenge for social theory therefore lies in identifying the cleavages between the dominant political, economic and cultural powers, and countervailing forces that can potentially overcome them. The book explores several advanced Western democracies in depth, as well as China and India. It will fundamentally challenge our theoretical understanding of contemporary societies and their dynamics."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schroeder, Ralph
Dewey number
303.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociology
  • Social sciences
Label
An age of limits : social theory for the 21st century, Ralph Schroeder
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the birth of the modern world to the age of limits -- Convergence and divergence -- Paths toward pluralist democracy: liberal versus radical interpretations -- Free and unfree markets -- The paradoxes of science, technology and social change -- The limits to transforming the environment -- Three cultures -- Modernization and the politics of development -- Social theory in the face of the future
Control code
852660647
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 257 pages
Isbn
9780230360617
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)852660647
Label
An age of limits : social theory for the 21st century, Ralph Schroeder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the birth of the modern world to the age of limits -- Convergence and divergence -- Paths toward pluralist democracy: liberal versus radical interpretations -- Free and unfree markets -- The paradoxes of science, technology and social change -- The limits to transforming the environment -- Three cultures -- Modernization and the politics of development -- Social theory in the face of the future
Control code
852660647
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 257 pages
Isbn
9780230360617
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)852660647

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