The Challenges of Contemporaneity

Postmodernity and Multiculturalism

  • Roida Rzayeva Oktay

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Philosophy book series (BRIEFSPHILOSOPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Roida Rzayeva Oktay
    Pages 1-3
  3. Roida Rzayeva Oktay
    Pages 5-10
  4. Roida Rzayeva Oktay
    Pages 11-12
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    Pages 13-15
  6. Roida Rzayeva Oktay
    Pages 17-23
  7. Roida Rzayeva Oktay
    Pages 25-28
  8. Roida Rzayeva Oktay
    Pages 29-34
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    Pages 35-39
  10. Roida Rzayeva Oktay
    Pages 41-47
  11. Roida Rzayeva Oktay
    Pages 49-53
  12. Roida Rzayeva Oktay
    Pages 55-59
  13. Roida Rzayeva Oktay
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  14. Roida Rzayeva Oktay
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  15. Roida Rzayeva Oktay
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  16. Back Matter
    Pages 83-88

About this book


This book presents an overview of postmodernism and its social indicators, and of the postmodern condition in consciousness as an indicator of its modification and development. The book brings together philosophical, sociological and cultural approaches towards contemporary societal issues, such as multiculturalism, culture of dialogue, philosophy of dialogue, tolerance, and gender. In doing so, it suggests a framing approach to cross-disciplinary research. The book also discusses various forms of multiculturalism, including multiculturalism as multiple modernities and plural modernities, and non-Western contemporaneity. It explores the background of the dynamics of the development of public consciousness, in particular from the modern to postmodern, and subsequently examines the West/non-West dichotomy and how that dichotomy is currently being reconsidered in response to the intellectual-spiritual realities of modern life. 


The Challenges of Contemporaneity Multiculturalism as Plural Modernities Alternative Modernisms Non-Western Contemporaneity The Philosophy of Dialogue The Development Concepts of Public Consciousness Interdisciplinarity Postmodernism Multiculturalism Multiple Modernities

Authors and affiliations

  • Roida Rzayeva Oktay
    • 1
  1. 1.Block 534, Apt.11Azerbaijan National Academy of ScienceBakuAzerbaijan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33884-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33885-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-4548
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-4556
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