- Subject index
What happens to politics in the postmodern condition? The Politics of Postmodernity is a political tour de force that addresses this key contemporary question. Politics in postmodernity is carefully contextualized by relating its specific sphere - the polity - to those of the economic, social, technological and cultural. The authors confront globalization and the notion of postmodernity as disorganized capitalism. They analyze the role of the mass media, the changing ways in which politics is used, the role of the state and the progressive potential of politics in postmodern times. Closing with a postscript on the future of the discipline of political science, this book offers a profound yet highly accessible account
Chapter 4: The Postmodern Self
The Postmodern Self
Postmodernization as a process acts upon the self and the groups to which selves belong. Here we explore the effects of postmodernization and the self's range of responses, before going on to analyse the behavioural response in lifestyle, politics, the state and the international order. We eschew any idea of causality and of linear development in this process, preferring this sequence of presentation only because the resulting story may be more coherent to readers attuned to modern social science narratives. The self is neither the result of economic, technological and social processes nor the cause of them.
The Traditional, the Modern and the Postmodern Self
Postmodernization refers to a conjunction of processes in which a series of forces from the most material ...