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Author: Krishan Kumar
ISBN: 0631185593
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Pages 253 pages
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (October 5, 1995)
Language English
Category: Other
Rating: 4.1
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by Krishan Kumar


Krishan Kumar places these ideas in historical context, and .

Krishan Kumar places these ideas in historical context, and draws out the key intellectual issues that are at stake in giving them meaning. Kumar's judgement is measured, his prose clear and his analysis consistently informative.

Exploring the prospects for reinventing inherited epistemologies, concepts and cartographies of the urban in relation to emergent patterns and pathways of urban restructuring, contestation and tran sformation across diverse sites, scales, territories and ecologies. January 1995 · The Expository Times.

Explores three major ideas crucial to contemporary social theory: the information society, post-Fordism, and post-modernism. Places the three key ideas within the context of contemporary discourse on globalization.

Kumar, Krishan Blackwell Publishers, Oxford 114290

Kumar, Krishan Blackwell Publishers, Oxford 114290.

Krishan Kumar & Ekaterina Makarova - 2008 - Sociological Theory 26 (4):324-343. From Post-Traditional to Post-Modern? Interpreting the Meaning of Modernity in Third World Urban Societies. Preben Kaarsholm - 1995. Introducing Social Theory. Mary Benson - unknown.

Krishan Kumar is William R. Kenan, J. Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia

Krishan Kumar is William R. Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia. He was previously Professor of Social and Political Thought at the University of Kent, Canterbury.

A singular achievement. Bryan Turner, Cambrige University. Explores three major ideas crucial to contemporary social theory: the information society, post-Fordism, and post-modernism.

This lucid and insightful study of a crucial area of current debate covers the three theories of contemporary change: the information society, post-Fordism and postmodernity.
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This book is an extremely valuable review of the social scientific literature surrounding the evolution of the concepts of industrial society through post industrial, the knowledge, technetronic and post modern, "post industrial" societies. It is an exercise in theoretical thinking that has been eye opening and very helpful in my efforts to catch up with the field.
Bulace
It is always interesting reading a book years after it was published to see what it was right about and what it was wrong about. This was mostly wrong about what the information age would bring to people and it was actually funny to read the parts decrying the failed promised of the technology revolution while living with those very, quite successful promises today (while reading the wirelessly downloaded book on my Kindle :-). Shortly after lambasting the failed technology revolution, which as it turned out didn't fail, he start lambasted capitalism and expressing his strong feeling that socialism is the only One True Path and how Marx was right about so many things. In that sense, he is right up to date with the current thinking by many of the powers that be in the world of 2009.
Anyway, one thing he should have kept in mind was the quote from William Gibson: "the future is already here. It's just not very evenly distributed" (or course, that was said in 1999 so I guess the author couldn't have known it).