ISBN 9788131730669,Contemporary Society : An Introduction To Social Science

Contemporary Society : An Introduction To Social Science

Author:

John Perry

Publisher:

Pearson India

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ISBN 9788131730669
Publisher

Pearson India

Publication Year 2008
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788131730669

ISBN-10 8131730662
Binding

Paper Back

Edition 12th
Number of Pages 592 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Literature fiction

Description
One of the main themes of Contemporary Society is that the transition from an industrial to a post-industrial order in the modern world is fraught with difficulties, as was the transition from an agricultural to an industrial order in an earlier era. Within this framework, we can observe the increasing fragmentation of the social order, which tends to lead people away from community and a common purpose and often invites conflict and disunity. At the same time, countervailing social forces are also at work, providing some stability, some shelter in the storm. Finally, societies are faced with the rapid and transformative power of information technology, a fact that propels separate groups of people into a global entity
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