Part I: The Production of the Self: .
2. The Subject.
3. Social Movements.
4. Early, Mid- and Late Modernities.
Part II: Living Together:.
5. Multi-Cultural Society.
6. The Nation.
7. Democracy in Decline?.
8. A School for the Subject.
Conclusion: Ethics and Politics.
'Touraine re-poses the issue of social solidarity which was so central to social thought at the end of the nineteenth century, setting it against the background of late twentieth-century globalization, the transformation of human societies and subjects and the displacement of many of the structures which previously gave them some stability. The book should be an important reference point for social and political theory in the new century.' William Outhwaite, School of European Studies, University of Sussex