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Futures of Modernity : Challenges for Cosmopolitical Thought and Practice, Paperback / softback Book

Futures of Modernity : Challenges for Cosmopolitical Thought and Practice Paperback / softback

Edited by Michael Heinlein, Cordula Kropp, Judith Neumer, Angelika Poferl, Regina Romhild

Part of the Sozialtheorie series


Global risks, mobilities and interdependencies transnationalise local life and working worlds.

These processes lead to an inner globalisation of societies in which world-wide constellations of "reflexive" (Ulrich Beck), "multiple" (Shmuel N Eisenstadt), "entangled" (Shalini Randeria) and "global" (Arjun Appadurai) modernities simultaneously and immediately clash in social action: a process of cosmopolitanisation in which "the global" is localised and "the local" is globalised in radical new ways.

In this book, an international selection of prominent critical thinkers address this premise and provide their interpretations of imminent challenges, concomitant social dynamics and political implications. With contributions by Arjun Appadurai, Zygmunt Bauman, Ulrich Beck, Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim, Edgar Grande, Maarten Hajer, Ronald Hitzler, Wolf Lepenies, Anna Tsing, Angela McRobbie, Bruno Latour, Ted Nordhaus & Michael Shellenberger, Hans-Georg Soeffner, Natan Sznaider, Anja Weiss and Yunxiang Yan.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 3 b/w & 3 colour illus
  • Publisher: Transcript Verlag
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Humamities
  • ISBN: 9783837620764



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