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Society and History
Society and History
José A. Zamora

The connection between society and history1, or more strictly, between the theory of society and the theory of history, is an essential one when it comes to analysing and presenting the fundamental, defining features of modern social formations. In these formations dynamism, change and acceleration go hand-in-hand with the fact that the forms adopted by social structures and relations lose their naturalness. ‘Society’ itself turns into an object of reflection and enables social theory(ies) to emerge. At the same time, the acceleration of the changes and transformations involved is at the root of what could be called historical consciousness of temporal becoming and social evolution. Within this framework, the idea of a ...

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