- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2 edition (December 10, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405114290
- ISBN-13: 978-1405114295
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,564,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
From Post-Industrial to Post-Modern Society: New Theories of the Contemporary World 2nd Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
“This superb book, which has been essential reading since its original publication, now includes a major new introductory chapter, covering theories of globalization and multiple modernity’s. Kumar manages to to be judicious and provocative, comprehensive and clear, and magisterial and readable. The book is an indispensable guide to these highly contested yet inescapable attempts to theorize modern societies.” William Outhwaite, University of Sussex
“From Post-Industrial to Post Modern Society has established itself as an incomparable classic of modern sociology. The second edition extends the range of the original text to address new problems of globalism, and thereby integrates the globalization debate into concerns about post-modernity. A singular achievement.” Bryan Turner, Cambrige University.
This classic study introduces and assesses the rival claims of three theories crucial to an understanding of contemporary social theory: the information society, post-Fordism, and postmodernism. Explaining how these theories developed and why they have held such an appeal, the book provides the most readable and evenly balanced account of three very different but overlapping paradigms. A new and substantial introduction to the second edition places the three key theories within the context of contemporary discourse on globalization. From Post Industrial to Post-Modern Society is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand contemporary theories of social, cultural, and economic change.
Top customer reviews
Anyway, one thing he should have kept in mind was the quote from William Gibson: "the future is already here. It's just not very evenly distributed" (or course, that was said in 1999 so I guess the author couldn't have known it).