Understanding Modernity: Toward a New Perspective Going Beyond Durkheim and Weber


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First Published in 1988, this volume works towards a new understanding and exploration of the rise and development of modern society, taking its lead from two classical theorists, Emile Durkheim and Max Weber. The key concept of this approach is the 'interpenetration' of different spheres of action. Richard Munch begins with an exploration of the points of convergence and divergence in the works of Durkheim and Weber. He then builds, from Durkheim, a new theory of social order as a complex set of ordering, dynamizing, ...

Understanding Modernity: Toward a new perspective going beyond Durkheim and Weber 2012, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415666176