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Author Redner, Harry, author

Title Beyond civilization : society, culture, and the individual in the age of globalization / Harry Redner
Published New Brunswick, NJ : Transaction Publishers, [2013]
New Brunswick, New Jersey : Transaction Publishers, 2013


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Description xvi, 395 pages ; 24 cm
Contents part I. The past history of civilization -- part II. The present predicament of civilization -- part III. The future prospects of civilization
Summary According to Harry Redner, the phrase "beyond civilization," refers to the new and unprecedented condition the world is now entering--specifically, the condition commonly known as globalization. Redner approaches globalization from the perspective of the study of civilization, thereby revealing the deeper historical meaning of the globalization process. Redner addresses a key question often overlooked: What is globalization doing to civilization? What are the consequences for civilization of the current spread of interconnectivity, interpenetration, and integration that is sweeping the globe? Redner argues that the result is a global melting pot where societies are becoming unified and uniform. The scope of Redner's investigation extends beyond culture and focuses on the economic, political, cognitive, and technical factors that touch on society. Historically speaking, all these trends began in the Axial Age (700-300 BC) with the cultivation of literacy and culminated in the late stages of Western civilization. In his view, anything that threatens literacy also threatens civilization. This book is of interest to sociologists, historians, and social and political theorists. It is also accessibly written for a larger audience of readers interested in analyzing civilization past, present, and future
Analysis Australian
Notes Page 407 incorrectly numbered 395
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Civilization, Modern -- 21st century.
Civilization, Modern.
Culture and globalization.
Globalization -- Social aspects.
LC no. 2012020992
ISBN 1412849713 (hardback)
9781412849715 (hardback)