From Post-Industrial to Post-Modern Society: New Theories of the Contemporary World, 2nd Edition
February 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
Preface to First Edition..
1 Rethinking Modernity.
2 The Revival of Post-Industrial Theory..
3 The Information Society..
4 Fordism and Post-Fordism..
5 Modernity and Post-Modernity (1): The Idea of the Modern..
6 Modernity and Post-Modernity (2): The Idea of Post-Modernity..
7 Millennial Themes: Endings and Beginnings..
- New edition of a classic study by a leading social theorist
- Explores three major ideas crucial to contemporary social theory: the information society, post-Fordism, and post-modernism
- Includes a new and substantial introduction to the second edition, placing the three key ideas within the context of contemporary discourse on globalization.
“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.