Acquiring Modernity

Acquiring Modernity

An Investigation into the Rise, Structure, and Future of the Modern World

Studies in Critical Social Science

by Paul Paolucci

Published by: Haymarket Books

570 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642591910
  • Published: August 2020

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In Acquiring Modernity, Paul B. Paolucci, updating classical theory, examines the nature of modern society. Investigated from a sociological perspective but written in accessible everyday language, this book provides a multifaceted account of what makes modern society what it is, from its historical roots to its current conditions.

Neither traditional classroom text nor a work of detailed erudition for the specialist few, Acquiring Modernity draws on material from known historical events, scholarly research, and recent global developments to tell modernity’s story through topics such as the modern classes, religious practice, relations of gender and race, politics, environmental issues, and economic crises. Valuable reading for anyone interested in understanding contemporary life and society.