David Lyon's book Postmodernity is a very thick work though, in its entirety, it's only 131 pages
David Lyon's book Postmodernity is a very thick work though, in its entirety, it's only 131 pages. He covers the prophets of postmodernism (Nietzsche, Marx, and Heidegger) along with current influential postmodernists (Baudrillard, Derrida, Foucault, and Lyotard); the ideas of modernity and the debate over what exists today is "post," "hyper," "late," or "high" modernity; the social and cultural structures that characterize the age; and the ethical dilemmas that arise. He ends with a chapter with the "so what?" question.
Keith Tester, University of Portsmouth. What does 'postmodernity' mean? How does it help us grasp the meaning of 'modernity'? Is it better than similar terms such as 'high', 'late', 'reflexive' or 'radicalized' modernity? What are the enduring social consequences.
In Postmodernity, David Lyon provides a stimulating introduction to this contested concept and the discussions which surround it. Get A Copy.
Lyon traces the lineage of the concept, the key thinkers who have contributed to its development and its possible futures
Lyon traces the lineage of the concept, the key thinkers who have contributed to its development and its possible futures.
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Lyon received a . c. in social science and history at the University of Bradford in Yorkshire, UK, fueling a fascination with driving forces behind and social consequences of some major transformations of the modern world.
This interesting book explores the implications of postmodernity on religion. At the same time it questions the centrality of the secularization thesis in sociology of religion as well as calling for reflexivity as a more central aspect of sociological endeavour. British Journal of Sociology.
University of Minnesota Press, 1999 - 131 sayfa
University of Minnesota Press, 1999 - 131 sayfa. The key carriers of the postmodern-new technologies and consumerism-emerged in thoroughly modern contexts, but so profoundly affect everyday social life that modernity itself is changing shape.
Currently, Lyon is working towards a book entitled Surveillance: A Very Short Introduction and another on surveillance critique, The Eye of God. David Lyon and Surveillance.
Questions of the information society, globalization, secularization, surveillance, and debates over post- and digital modernity feature prominently in his work. Currently, Lyon is working towards a book entitled Surveillance: A Very Short Introduction and another on surveillance critique, The Eye of God.
Shows postmodernity as the social condition of the twenty-first century. This book explores postmodernity as a theoretical concept and examines its historical roots and cultural dimensions. It pays attention to processes of globalization as well as to the postmodern view of cyberspace, cyborgs, and the body as a site of moral conflict.