Global Modernity. A Conceptual Sketch

  • Volker H. Schmidt

Table of contents

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  9. Back Matter
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About this book


This book introduces the concept of global modernity as a paradigm for the analysis of the contemporary era. Building on Parson's distinction between social, cultural, personal and organismic systems, it presents a four-dimensional scheme that aims to identify modernity's key structural components.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Volker H. Schmidt
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  1. 1.National University of SingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-49326-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-43581-1
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