January 1996, Wiley-Blackwell
The contributors include Mark Poster, Richard Sennett, Ulrich Beck, Margaret Archer, Mary Douglas and Thomas Luckmann.
1. Introduction: Detraditionalization and its Rivals: Paul Heelas.
Part I: Losing the Traditional:.
2. Individualization and 'Precarious Freedoms': Perspectives and Controversies of a Subject-Oriented Sociology: Ulrick Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim.
3. Morality in the Age of Contingency: Zygmunt Bauman.
4. Complexity, Structural Contingencies and Value Conflicts: Niklas Luhmann.
5. The Privatization of Religion and Morality: Thomas Luckmann.
Part II: Detraditionalization and Traditions Today:.
6. Tradition and Self in a Mediated World: John B. Thompson.
7. Identity, Meaning and Globalization: Detraditionalization in Postmodern Space-Time Compression: Thomas W. Luke.
8. Detraditionalization and the Certainty of Uncertain Futures: Barbara Adam.
9. Detraditionalization, Character and the Limits to Agency: Colin Campbell.
Part III: Detraditionalization, Human Values and Solidarity: .
10. The Foreigner: Richard Sennett.
11. On Things not Being Worse and the Ethic of Humanity: Paul Heelas.
12. Community Beyond Tradition: Paul Morris.
13. Tradition and the Limits of Difference: Scott Lash.
Part IV: Dissolving Detraditionalization: .
14. Databases as Discourse, or Electronic Interpretations: Mark Poster.
15. Authority and Genealogy of Subjectivity: Nikolas Rose.
* Sequel to Lash and Friedman's Modernity and Identity - over 5000 copies sold.