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Towards a Sociology of Postmodern Culture
Towards a sociology of postmodern culture
Postmodernism in Sociology

In Social Theory and Modern Sociology Anthony Giddens outlines ‘Nine Theses on the Future of Sociology, in which the first thesis suggests that ‘Sociology will increasingly shed the residue of nineteenth-and early twentieth-century social thought’ (1987a: 26). Here Giddens develops the currently popular argument that sociology is and will continue to be bound up with the ‘project of modernity’. He does so to point away from the economic reductionism that he sees as a pervasive legacy of nineteenth-century thought, to focus on three other major parameters of modernity: the development of administrative power, the development of military power, and warfare. Finally, he states:

There is the cultural dimension of modernity – something obviously ...

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