- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Polity; 1 edition (February 13, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0745652913
- ISBN-13: 978-0745652917
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,720,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Modernity 1st Edition
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‘Modernity as an organizing theoretical-interpretative device has had an untidy and unruly history. No one recognizes this better than Peter Wagner, and no one has done more to unpack, analyse, tame, and repack its meanings and its claims. Modernity extends his previous work significantly, and consolidates his position as simultaneously the most creative and the most sensible of writers of our time on the topic. He is especially to be congratulated for referring to historical and comparative actualities.'
Neil Smelser, University of California, Berkeley
‘Peter Wagner's work is simply indispensable to those who wish to conceptualize modernity in a truly global way that challenges the Eurocentrism built into all classical writings on the subject. Wagner is a high theorist but his openness to questions of historical diversity remains exemplary.'
Dipesh Chakrabarty, The University of Chicago
‘Peter Wagner's developing "world sociology of modernity", outlined in this splendid book, is a major advance in his and our thinking about modernity around the world. The book is also an excellent and very readable summary of the current state of the field.'
William Outhwaite, Newcastle University
About the Author
Peter Wagner is ICREA Research Professor at the University of Barcelona.
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I can't really recommend this book outside of an academic setting, but this book will be helpful for anyone wanting to learn a basic understanding of the term, "modernity".