Modernity After modernity

Modernity  After modernity

V.1 Modernization -- V.2 Cultural modernity -- V.3 Odern system -- V.4 After modernity.

Author: Malcolm Waters

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415201861

Category: Social Science

Page: 2080

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V.1 Modernization -- V.2 Cultural modernity -- V.3 Odern system -- V.4 After modernity.
Categories: Social Science

After Modernity What

After Modernity   What

This vigorous and incisive critique of modernity lights the path to recovering the revitalizing heritage of classical Christianity.

Author: Thomas C. Oden

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310753919

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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This vigorous and incisive critique of modernity lights the path to recovering the revitalizing heritage of classical Christianity.
Categories: Religion

The Nouveau Roman and Writing in Britain After Modernism

The Nouveau Roman and Writing in Britain After Modernism

Fredric Jameson, meanwhile, sees a later late modernism coming after 1945,
wherein, for example, Nabokov is unlike Joyce first and foremost by virtue of the
fact that Joyce already existed and that he can serve as a model, not to speak of
a ...

Author: Adam Guy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198850007

Category: English fiction

Page: 256

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The nouveau roman and Writing in Britain After Modernism recovers a neglected literary history. In the late 1950s, news began to arrive in Britain of a group of French writers who were remaking the form of the novel. In the work of Michel Butor, Marguerite Duras, Robert Pinget, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Nathalie Sarraute, and Claude Simon, the hallmarks of novelistic writing--discernible characters, psychological depth, linear chronology--were discarded in favour of other aesthetic horizons. Transposed to Britain's highly polarized literary culture, the nouveau roman became a focal point for debates about the novel. For some, the nouveau roman represented an aberration, and a pernicious turn against the humanistic values that the novel embodied. For others, it provided a route out of the stultifying conventionality and conformism that had taken root in British letters. On both sides, one question persisted: given the innovations of interwar modernism, to what extent was the nouveau roman actually new? This book begins by drawing on publishers archives and hitherto undocumented sources from a wide range of periodicals to show how the nouveau roman was mediated to the British public. Of central importance here is the publisher Calder & Boyars, and its belief that the nouveau roman could be enjoyed by a mass public. The book then moves onto literary responses in Britain to the nouveau roman, focusing on questions of translation, realism, the end of empire, and the writing of the project. From the translations of Maria Jolas, through to the hostile responses of the circle around C. P. Snow, and onto the literary debts expressed in novels by Brian W. Aldiss, Christine Brooke-Rose, Eva Figes, B. S. Johnson, Alan Sheridan, Muriel Spark, and Denis Williams, the nouveau roman is shown to be a central concern in the postwar British literary field.
Categories: English fiction

After Modernity

After Modernity

Rodney Harrison and John Schofield explore how archaeology can inform the study of our own society and other late-modern societies through detailed case studies and a summary of the existing literature.

Author: Rodney Harrison

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199548071

Category: Science

Page: 328

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Rodney Harrison and John Schofield explore how archaeology can inform the study of our own society and other late-modern societies through detailed case studies and a summary of the existing literature. They draw together cross-disciplinary perspectives, and develop a new agenda for the study of the materiality of contemporary societies.
Categories: Science

After Modernity

After Modernity

--Steven B. Sherman, Regent University "Religious Studies Review" This book is refreshingly different. -William T. Cavanaugh

Author: James K. A. Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015077658295

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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The conservative radicalismrepresented in these contributions will resonate with a broad audience of scholars and citizens who seek to put faith into action.--Steven B. Sherman, Regent University "Religious Studies Review"
Categories: Political Science

Marriage After Modernity

Marriage After Modernity

Most Christians hold marriage to be a sacrament, created and uniquely blessed by God.

Author: Adrian Thatcher

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814782514

Category: Religion

Page: 329

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For most Christians, marriage is considered a sacrament, created and uniquely blessed by God. Yet, the theology of marriage rarely matches the actual experience. Marriage is too often a violent, loveless institution-and it is increasingly delayed, avoided, or terminated. Marriage After Modernity offers new hope for Christian marriage at a time of unprecedented social and theological change. It provides an unreserved commendation of Christian marriage, reaffirming its status as a sacrament and institution of mutual self-giving. At the same time, it breaks new ground. It draws on earlier traditions of betrothal and informal marriage to accept some forms of pre-marital cohabitation and provides a new defense of the link between marriage and procreation by sketching a theology of liberation for children. Chapters shed new light on divorce and legitimate theological grounds for 'the parting of the ways,' contraception, and the question of whether marriage is a heterosexual institution. Particular attention is paid throughout the book to overcoming the androcentric bias of much Christian thought and the distorting effect it has had on marriage. Marriage After Modernity argues for a vision of marriage which does not abandon its history, and which draws upon its premodern roots to grapple with our current social, cultural, and intellectual upheavals.
Categories: Religion

Africa After Modernity

Africa After Modernity

... West Africa , 27 July 1981 , p 1683 . HOOVER INSTITUTION To avoid fine , this
book should be returned on or before the date last stamped below Geoffrey
Wood is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology 172 Africa After
Modemity.

Author: R. J. Haines

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105073460854

Category: Africa

Page: 172

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Categories: Africa

The Individual After Modernity

The Individual After Modernity

Moving beyond the individualisation paradigm in sociological theory, this book develops an approach to the analysis of human activities and the social phenomena produced by them that centres on the processes that generate coordinated ...

Author: Mira Marody

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000215373

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Moving beyond the individualisation paradigm in sociological theory, this book develops an approach to the analysis of human activities and the social phenomena produced by them that centres on the processes that generate coordinated behaviours among individuals. Emphasising the relational and processual character of social phenomena, as well as the importance of a broader cultural and historical context for analysing them, the author questions the view of contemporary society that sees individuals acting in a context in which social bonds are dissolving, and unveils the rationale hidden behind the chaos of everyday activities. Through an analysis of the continued importance of cooperation and the consequent emergence in society of various kinds of communities, this volume examines the changing character of social ties. An overview of transformation of social bonds and the intensification of mutual influences among individuals as they seek to address social dilemmas in new contexts, The Individual after Modernity will appeal to social scientists with interests in social theory.
Categories: Social Science

After Modernity

After Modernity

The first chapters begin by exploring the roots of modernity before going on to its
modern representatives. After “I-Iusserl's Concept of the Self,” beginning with the
“Remark” that follows, I again turn to the ancient world to find the Aristotelian ...

Author: James R. Mensch

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438412818

Category: Philosophy

Page: 309

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Offers an alternative to the modern foundationalist paradigm, based in Husserl's analysis of temporality, that shows how the passing of modernity provides an opening for doing metaphysics in a new nonfoundationalist manner.
Categories: Philosophy

Jesus after Modernity

Jesus after Modernity

A Twenty-First-Century Critique of Our Modern Concept of Truth and the Truth of
the Gospel James P Danaher. brain thinking causes us understand right and
wrong as corollaries, like up and down, or inside and outside. If faced with a
choice, ...

Author: James P Danaher

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780227900475

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, modern thinkers came to believe that our notion of truth should be objective, certain, and precise. Mathematics became the model for how truth should be conceptualized, and we sought to eliminate ideas that were vague, ambiguous, or contradictory. The teachings of Jesus, however, are often vague, ambiguous, and even contradictory. Fortunately, a twenty-first century understanding of the human condition has debunked the modern notion of truth, showing it tobe truncated at best. We are now free to rethink our notion of truth in a way that is compatible with the things that Jesus said and did, and equally compatible with what we now know to be our access to truth given the limits of our human condition. Thisvolume sets out to explore these issues in depth and examine what it might mean for us to speak of the truth of the Gospel in a twenty-first century context.
Categories: Religion

Law after Modernity

Law after Modernity

In this respect, the book departs from many postmodern and pluralist accounts of law. Indeed, it asserts that the quest for justice becomes a crucial issue for law in the era of legal pluralism, and it investigates how it may be achieved.

Author: Sionaidh Douglas-Scott

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781782251200

Category: Law

Page: 428

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How can we characterise law and legal theory in the twenty-first century? Law After Modernity argues that we live in an age 'after Modernity' and that legal theory must take account of this fact. The book presents a dynamic analysis of law, which focusses on the richness and pluralism of law, on its historical embeddedness, its cultural contingencies, as well as acknowledging contemporary law's global and transnational dimensions. However, Law After Modernity also warns that the complexity, fragmentation, pluralism and globalisation of contemporary law may all too easily perpetuate injustice. In this respect, the book departs from many postmodern and pluralist accounts of law. Indeed, it asserts that the quest for justice becomes a crucial issue for law in the era of legal pluralism, and it investigates how it may be achieved. The approach is fresh, contextual and interdisciplinary, and, unusually for a legal theory work, is illustrated throughout with works of art and visual representations, which serve to re-enforce the messages of the book.
Categories: Law

The Righting of Passage

The Righting of Passage

In short, there would be no ordered space for interpersonal understanding in such a world. This is the premise that informs The Righting of Passage.

Author: A. David Napier

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812237765

Category: Psychology

Page: 127

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Today, much theory in the social sciences assumes that the acceptance of experience as inevitably unruly means that it is characterized by constant change and even by chaos. In such a world, we are told, the unordered qualities of daily living create so much uncertainty that identity itself becomes unstable. But this view, David Napier argues, begs a fundamental question: if contemporary life is as flexible and unstructured as, for example, postmodernists maintain, and we, in turn, are products of such a world, how might any of us order our thinking enough to recognize what is meaningful in life, let alone describe our experiences in ways that might have meaning for others? If we are truly the products of modernity, Napier says, we must either accept our inability to structure and shape our own sensations or, alternately, argue for some form of humanism that sees a struggling, existential self living unsettled within its unstructured environment. Were either circumstance universally the case, the world would, of course, be a rather different place; for there would be no shared literature called "postmodern," and there would be no one to dissect such experience for us: no authors with coherent identities, no theories that could be communicated, no books bought or read, no university departments dedicated to the industry of chaos. In short, there would be no ordered space for interpersonal understanding in such a world. This is the premise that informs The Righting of Passage. In this challenging book Napier offers a novel argument that accounts for diffuse and flexible notions of the self while also illustrating how a coherent, communicating self persists amid such apparent instability. This he does by arguing something entirely counterintuitive to both modernist and postmodernist positions—namely, that modernity's increasing separation of embodiment from meaning not only slows down human transformation but attenuates human growth by encouraging us to perceive risk as largely pathological. Today, the combined forces of stress management, depth psychology, therapeutic writing, dislocated meaning, and of institutional conformity work together to produce a reduction—not a proliferation—of change in human life.
Categories: Psychology

Realism After Modernism

Realism After Modernism

Thus the improbability , indeed impossibility , of figurative realism's return after
aesthetic modernism , social modernity , and technical modernization had
destroyed the anthropomorphic foundations of its artistic program . In response to
this ...

Author: Devin Fore

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: UCSD:31822040891632

Category: Art

Page: 404

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The human figure made a spectacular return in visual art and literature in the 1920s. Following modernism's withdrawal, nonobjective painting gave way to realistic depictions of the body and experimental literary techniques were abandoned for novels with powerfully individuated characters. But the celebrated return of the human in the interwar years was not as straightforward as it may seem. In Realism after Modernism, Devin Fore challenges the widely accepted view that this period represented a return to traditional realist representation and its humanist postulates. Interwar realism, he argues, did not reinstate its nineteenth-century predecessor but invoked realism as a strategy of mimicry that anticipates postmodernist pastiche. Through close readings of a series of works by German artists and writers of the period, Fore investigates five artistic devices that were central to interwar realism. He analyzes Bauhaus polymath László Moholy-Nagy's use of linear perspective; three industrial novels riven by the conflict between the temporality of capital and that of labor; Brecht's socialist realist plays, which explore new dramaturgical principles for depicting a collective subject; a memoir by Carl Einstein that oscillates between recollection and self-erasure; and the idiom of physiognomy in the photomontages of John Heartfield. Fore's readings reveal that each of these "rehumanized" works in fact calls into question the very categories of the human upon which realist figuration is based. Paradoxically, even as the human seemed to make a triumphal return in the culture of the interwar period, the definition of the human and the integrity of the body were becoming more tenuous than ever before. Interwar realism did not hearken back to earlier artistic modes but posited new and unfamiliar syntaxes of aesthetic encounter, revealing the emergence of a human subject quite unlike anything that had come before.
Categories: Art

Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

We are delighted to present an important collection of essays on and inspired by the work of this singular thinker.

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ISBN: OCLC:741671968

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Page: 152

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The Challenge of Religion after Modernity

The Challenge of Religion after Modernity

Analysing the crisis of modernity, this book delves into the intricacies of these movements to examine the implications of religious change in the new millennium.

Author: Raymond L. M. Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351734844

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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This title was first published in 2003:If God has departed, as Baudrillard claims, is religion still relevant? A new religious landscape is appearing in the new millennium. The middle classes with their electronic technologies are producing a culture of commodified images and signs that is radically transforming the religious landscape and re-enchanting the world. Ecstatic experiences pervade the reenchanted world. Both fundamentalism and the New Age movement promote the free flow of charisma, reshaping religion in unforeseen directions. Analysing the crisis of modernity, this book delves into the intricacies of these movements to examine the implications of religious change in the new millennium. The authors provide an incisive assessment of religious change in the West and Asia to suggest an eclecticism in re-enchantment that will usher in new ideas about charisma, consciousness and spirituality. These ideas focus on new forms of shamanism that point the way to experiences of empowerment beyond the structures of disenchantment.
Categories: Religion

Judaism After Modernity

Judaism After Modernity

Judaism After Modernity presents a collection of writings by America's leading liberal Jewish theologian, who relates his activity as a prominent thinker in modern Judaism.

Author: Eugene B. Borowitz

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015046498005

Category: Religion

Page: 402

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Judaism After Modernity presents a collection of writings by America's leading liberal Jewish theologian, who relates his activity as a prominent thinker in modern Judaism. Eugene B. Borowitz provides insights into his spiritual life and development as a prelude to his discussion of personal faith. His papers illustrate and reflect upon the intellectual religious path that led to the development of his postmodern Jewish theology expressed in his systemic statement of 1991, Renewing the Covenant. His writings reveal how he arrived at his unique position and describe how making this statement instigated the further development of his position. Borowitz then discusses the typical Jewish interest in praxis, what one is to do, rather than in doxis, what one says about one's beliefs, incorporating such issues as aging and Zionism. Finally, he presents his relations with his teacher Abraham J. Heschel, and deals with various interfaith issues through his relations with Arnold J. Wolf (a Jewish peer), John Hick, Frans Josef van Beeck, and Masao Abe (three famous non-Jewish teachers).
Categories: Religion

Marxism after Modernity

Marxism after Modernity

Marxism After Modernity is concerned with the ways in which Marxist theory has responded to the major social, economic and technological transformations of capitalism which have occurred in the late twentieth and early twenty-first ...

Author: R. Abbinnett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230627543

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Marxism After Modernity is concerned with the ways in which Marxist theory has responded to the major social, economic and technological transformations of capitalism which have occurred in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
Categories: Social Science

Lanterns at Dusk

Lanterns at Dusk

Does preaching have a future? Bruce Barber notes the significant challenges to the churches arising from changes in Western culture, rising atheism and the increasingly widespread disillusionment with religion.

Author: Bruce Barber

Publisher:

ISBN: 1925208532

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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Does preaching have a future? Bruce Barber notes the significant challenges to the churches arising from changes in Western culture, rising atheism and the increasingly widespread disillusionment with religion. He argues for a new approach and offers samples of his own sermons as possible models of an effective preaching ministry for the formation of contemporary disciples of Jesus.
Categories: Religion

Signs and Wonders

Signs and Wonders

In response to these signs and wonders, Armour lays the groundwork for a theology and philosophy of life better suited to our (post)modern moment: one that owns up to the vulnerabilities that modernity sought to disavow and better enables ...

Author: Ellen T. Armour

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231540940

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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We are told modernity's end will destabilize familiar ways of knowing, doing, and being, but are these changes we should dread—or celebrate? Four significant events (and the iconic images that represent them) catalyze this question: the consecration of openly gay Episcopalian bishop Gene Robinson, the mistreatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison, the politicization of the death of Terri Schiavo, and the disastrous response to Hurricane Katrina. Framed by an original appropriation of Michel Foucault, and drawing on resources in visual culture theory and the history of photography, Ellen T. Armour explores the anxieties, passions, and power dynamics bound up in the photographic representation and public reception of these events. Together, these phenomena expose modernity's benevolent and malevolent disruptions and reveal the systemic fractures and fissures that herald its end, for better and for worse. In response to these signs and wonders, Armour lays the groundwork for a theology and philosophy of life better suited to our (post)modern moment: one that owns up to the vulnerabilities that modernity sought to disavow and better enables us to navigate the ethical issues we now confront.
Categories: Religion

British Design

British Design

The contributors address significant moments and phenomena in the historical and social history of British design, from the rise and fall of the English Country House style and the Brutalist architectural boom of the 1960s to the modern ...

Author: Christopher Breward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474256223

Category: Design

Page: 352

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British Design brings together leading international scholars, designers and journalists to provide new perspectives on British design in the last sixty years, and how it at once looked back to the past with the continuation of traditions that spoke to Britain's design heritage, and looked forwards with the embrace of modernist and postmodernist style. The book responds to and develops new ways of understanding the recent history of design in Britain, with case studies on designed spaces and objects, including domestic interiors, retail spaces, schools and university buildings and transport. The contributors address significant moments and phenomena in the historical and social history of British design, from the rise and fall of the English Country House style and the Brutalist architectural boom of the 1960s to the modern shopping space, and consider the work of key contemporary designers ranging from Tommy Roberts to Thomas Heatherwick. British Design provides new criticism and analysis on how design, from the immediate post-war period to the present day, has developed and changed how we live and how we interact with the spaces in which we live. British Design is split into 13 chapters and is richly illustrated with 65 images, 16 of which are in full colour.
Categories: Design