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The End of Modernity : What the Financial and Environmental Crisis Is Really Telling Us (Hardcover)

Author: Sim, Stuart

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Global financial crisis, global environmental crisis--what connects them? Stuart Sim claims they are both symptoms of the end of modernity, the cultural system that has prevailed in the West from the Enlightenment onwards.In this provocative book, Sim argues that the modern world's insatiable need for technologically-driven economic progress is unsustainable, and potentially destructive of the planet and its socio-economic systems. The new landscape this creates--socially, politically, economically, intellectually--is explored through an interdisciplinary approach, providing a wide-ranging assessment of the collapse of modernity and the challenges it poses us. Sim calls for a radical alteration in our world view and for purposeful changes both to our economic and intellectual life: we need to jettison the free market, rein in conspicuous consumption, reinvigorate public service, and develop talents other than the entrepreneurial if we are to reconstruct our society satisfactorily.

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Publisher Edinburgh Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780748640355
SKU 213821459
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0748640355
Release Date 7/1/2010
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0220
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
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