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Title Comparing modernities : pluralism versus homogenity : essays in homage to Shmuel N. Eisenstadt / edited by Eliezer Ben-Rafael and Yitzhak Sternberg
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 744 pages) : color illustrations
Series International comparative social studies, 1568-4474
International comparative social studies. 1568-4474
Contents Preface; In homage to Shmuel N. Eisenstadt (Menachem Magidor, Hayim Tadmor, Piotr Stzompka, Eliezer Ben-Rafael and Shalini Randeria); Introduction: Civilization, pluralism and uniformity (Eliezer Ben-Rafael and Yitzhak Sternberg); 1. Modernity in socio-historical perspective (Shmuel N. Eisenstadt); 2. The Axial Conundrum: Between historical sociology and the philosophy of history (Johann P. Arnason); 3. Cultural crystallization and civilization change: Axiality and modernity (Björn Wittrock); 4. The exception that proves the rule? Rome in the Axial Age (W.G. Runciman)
5. Civil Society: Some remarks on the career of a concept (Jürgen Kocka)6. Challenges of modernity in an age of globalization (T.K. Oommen); 7. The dark side of modernity: Tension relief, splitting, and Grace (Jeffrey C. Alexander); 8. Pluralities and pluralisms (Zvi Werblowsky); 9. Multiculturalism revisited (Han Entzinger); 10. Ethnic revival and religious revival in "Providential democracies" (Dominique Schnapper); 11. Doubts about pluralism (Ralf Dahrendorf); 12. The end of the "social" (Alain Touraine); 13. Collective identity and the representation of liminality (Bernhard Giesen)
14. Weber's sociology of religion and Ancient Judaism (Wolfgang Schluchter)15. Comparative analysis of the civilization of modernity: 1203 and 2003 (Edward A. Tiryakian); 16. Political culture in the Islamicate civilization (Sa©d Arjomand); 17. Multiple religious modernities: A new approach to contemporary religiosity (Danièle Hervieu-Léger); 18. Religion and power in the history of the Eastern Orthodox Church (Michael Confino); 19. From religion to nationalism: The transformation of the Jewish identity (Eliezer Ben-Rafael)
20. Who invented modernity in South India, and is it modern? (David Shulman)21. Is Israel Western? (Sammy Smooha); 22. Cultural translations and European modernity (Gerard Delanty); 23. Center-periphery, creolization and cosmopolitanism (Ulf Hannerz); 24. Europe's multiple modernity (Erik Allardt); 25. Civilizational resources for dialogic engagement? (Donald N. Levine); 26. French and German Judaism facing modernity (Rolland Goetschell); 27. From East Europeans to Europeans (Piotr Sztompka); 28. Is Hindu-Muslim cleavage the paradigmatic case for conflicts in South Asia? (Stanley J. Tambiah)
29. Democracy in Latin America: The 'only game in town'? (Luis Roniger)30. The European identity (Alberto Martinelli); 31. Basic mechanisms of moral evolution: in Durkheim's and Weber's footsteps (Raymond Boudon); 32. Collective identity and the constructive and destructive forces of modernity (Shmuel N. Eisenstadt); Appendix; The trail of a scholar; A scholarly portrait (Donald N. Levine); Bibliography; Index of Persons; Index of Subjects
Summary The authors of this collection, renowned scholars from around the world, explore the tensions and dilemmas that impact pluralism and homogeneity in modern societies. This book is in homage to Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt. We honor his ground-breaking work in the comparative study of modernities and civilizations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 671-705) and indexes
Notes English
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Subject Cultural pluralism -- Congresses
Comparative civilization -- Congresses
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Comparative civilization
Cultural pluralism
Plurale samenleving.
Vergelijkend onderzoek.
Genre/Form proceedings (reports)
Conference papers and proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Ben Rafael, Eliezer
Sternberg, Yitzak
Eisenstadt, S. N. (Shmuel Noah), 1923-2010.
ISBN 9781429453134