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Global modernity and social contestation

Contributor(s): Bringel, Breno M [Editor] | Domingues, José Maurício [Editor].
Publisher: Los Angeles Sage Publications 2015Description: xi,257 p.ISBN: 9781446295755.Subject(s): Globalization | Civilization, Modern | Social conflict | Social movementsDDC classification: 303.484 Summary: How can we link contemporary social processes – which have typically been theorized in terms of the concept of modernity – with contemporary social movements, conflicts, and mobilizations which aim at social change? This text: • links the social theory of modernity to critical theory and to recent class and citizenship politics as well as to identity politics • uses concrete social processes to illustrate theoretical discussion with relevant empirical studies and applies theoretical analysis to different interactions, tensions and possibilities to provide an integrated understanding of global modernity and social contestation • includes contributions from distinguished international scholars working in sociological theory and modernity, as well as social movement studies and political contestation, with a strong emphasis on global issues This is a key resource for research in both social theory and the sociology of modernity, as well as social movements and social contestation, and readers interested in globalization and global studies. (http://www.sagepub.in/books/Book243295/toc#tabview=title)
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Table of contents:

1. Modernity and critique: elements of a world-sociology / Peter Wagner
2. The global transition and the challenge to social sciences / Sujata Patel
3. Modernity and the violence of global accumulation: the ethnic question in China / Lin Chun
4. Demystifying modernity: in defence of a singular and normative ideal / G Aloysius
5. Vicissitudes and potentialities of critical theory / José Maurício Domingues
6. The global age: a social movement perspective / Geoffrey Pleyers
7. Social movements and contemporary modernity: internationalism and patterns of global contestation / Breno Bringel
8. Global modernity, social criticism and the local intelligibility of contestation in Mozambique / Elísio Macamo
9. Globalized modernity, contestations and revolutions: the cases of Egypt and Tunisia / Sarah Ben Néfissa
10. Modernity, cultural diversity and social contestation / Luis Tapia
11. Half-positions and social contestation: on the dynamics of exclusionary integration / Craig Browne
12. Abyssal lines and contestation in the construction of modern Europe: a de-colonial perspective of the Spanish case / Heriberto Cairo and Keina Espiñeira
13. From international legality to local struggle: how and why human rights matters to social movements in Argentine democracy / Gabriela Delamata
14. Social contestation and substantive citizenship: popular mobilization in South Africa's modern state / Marcelle Dawson.

How can we link contemporary social processes – which have typically been theorized in terms of the concept of modernity – with contemporary social movements, conflicts, and mobilizations which aim at social change? This text:
• links the social theory of modernity to critical theory and to recent class and citizenship politics as well as to identity politics
• uses concrete social processes to illustrate theoretical discussion with relevant empirical studies and applies theoretical analysis to different interactions, tensions and possibilities to provide an integrated understanding of global modernity and social contestation
• includes contributions from distinguished international scholars working in sociological theory and modernity, as well as social movement studies and political contestation, with a strong emphasis on global issues
This is a key resource for research in both social theory and the sociology of modernity, as well as social movements and social contestation, and readers interested in globalization and global studies.

(http://www.sagepub.in/books/Book243295/toc#tabview=title)

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