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Challenges of Individualization

Authors: Genov, Nikolai

  • Provides an outline for a differentiated analytical concept of individualization
  • Includes analyses of the long history of individualization through a discussion of the historical production and use of gold
  • Approaches the concept of individualization as phenomena that can be identified throughout human history, rather than characteristic to modern and post-modern societies
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This book critically engages with a series of provocative questions that ask: Why are contemporary societies so dependent on constructive and destructive effects of individualization? Is this phenomenon only related to the ‘second’ or ‘late’ modernity? Can the concept of individualization be productively used for developing a sociological diagnosis of our time? The innovative answers suggested in this book are focused on two types of challenges accompanying the rise of individualization. First, that it is caused by controversial changes in social structures and action patterns. Second, that the effects of individualization question varieties of the common good. Both challenges have a long history but reached critical intensity in advanced contemporary societies in the context of current globalization.

About the authors

Nikolai Genov is Professor Emeritus of the Free University Berlin, Germany. He received his PhD from the University in Leipzig, Germany, and is the author of more than 300 scientific publications in 28 countries.

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eBook $59.99
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Hardcover $79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Challenges of Individualization
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Macmillan Publishers Ltd., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95828-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95828-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95827-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 254
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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