Formations of Modernity Formations of Modernity is a major introductory textbook offering an account of the important historical processes institutions and ideas that have shaped the development of modern societies This cha

  • Title: Formations of Modernity
  • Author: Stuart Hall Bram Gieben
  • ISBN: 9780745609607
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • Formations of Modernity is a major introductory textbook offering an account of the important historical processes, institutions and ideas that have shaped the development of modern societies This challenging and innovative book maps the evolution of those distinctive forms of political, economic, social and cultural life which characterize modern societies, from theirFormations of Modernity is a major introductory textbook offering an account of the important historical processes, institutions and ideas that have shaped the development of modern societies This challenging and innovative book maps the evolution of those distinctive forms of political, economic, social and cultural life which characterize modern societies, from their origins in early modern Europe to the nineteenth century It examines the roots of modern knowledge and the birth of the social sciences in the Enlightenment, and analyses the impact on the emerging identity of the West of its encounters through exploration, trade, conquest and colonization, with other civilizations.Designed as an introduction to modern societies and modern sociological analyses, this book is of value to students on a wide variety of social science courses in universities and colleges and also to readers with no prior knowledge of sociology Selected readings from a broad range of classical writers Weber, Durkheim, Marx, Freud, Adam Smith, Montesquieu, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau and contemporary thinkers Michael Mann, E.P Thompson, Edward Said are integrated in each chapter, together with student questions and exercises.

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    1. Stuart Hall Bram Gieben says:

      Stuart Hall 1932 2014 was a cultural theorist and sociologist who has lived and worked in the United Kingdom since 1951 Hall, along with Richard Hoggart and Raymond Williams, was one of the founding figures of the school of thought that is now known as British Cultural Studies or The Birmingham School of Cultural Studies He was President of the British Sociological Association 1995 1997.At the invitation of Hoggart, Hall joined the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham University in 1964 Hall took over from Hoggart as director of the Centre in 1968, and remained there until 1979 While at the Centre, Hall is credited with playing a role in expanding the scope of cultural studies to deal with race and gender, and with helping to incorporate new ideas derived from the work of French theorists.Hall left the centre in 1979 to become a professor of sociology at the Open University Hall retired from the Open University in 1997 He died in 2014 British newspaper The Observer called him one of the country s leading cultural theorists



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    1. یادداشت ناشر در سایت آگه برای این کتاب که بهترین معرفی برای کتاب است:«فهم جامعه ی مدرن مجموعه ای چهار جلدی است که ویراستار متن اصلی آن نظریه پرداز بزرِگ جامعه شناسی و مطالعات فرهنگی، استوارت هال، است. این مجموعه بر این دیدگاه کلی استوار شده که شکل گیری جامعه های مدرن و چند و چو [...]

    2. I enjoy grand, sweeping histories of ideas and this is one of the best I've read, second only perhaps to Kuehnelt-Leddihn's Leftism. Knowing sociologists' penchant for impenetrable jargon I wasn't sure what to expect but it ended up being a real page-turner, and coming to the subject as a novice I found that it explained complex ideas with great simplicity and clarity. Despite holding a magnifying glass up to my squinting eye throughout I found it hard to detect paradigmatic bias -- which I supp [...]

    3. A very readable, clear, and yet quite comprehensive introduction to modern societies, relying on the European past.

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