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Individualization argues that we are in the midst of a fundamental change in the nature of society and politics. This change hinges around two processes: globalization and individualization. The book demonstrates that individualization is a structural characteristic of highly differentiated societies, and does not imperil social cohesion, but actually makes it possible. Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim argue that it is vital to distinguish between the neo-liberal idea of the free-market individual and the concept of individualization. The result is the most complete discussion of individualization currently available, showing how individualization relates to basic social rights and also paid employment; and concluding that in
Chapter 11: Death of One's Own, Life of One's Own: Hopes from Transience
Death of One's Own, Life of One's Own: Hopes from Transience
In Eigenes Leben, a collectively authored book published in 1996,1 we attempted to show that the desire, myth and reality of a life of one's own arise when ...