Facing Modernity: Ambivalence, Reflexivity and Morality

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Barry Smart offers a wide-ranging and critical discussion of how issues of reflexivity, ethics and moral responsibility inform social and political thought. Through a critical discussion of the 'ambivalent fruits' of social analysis, exemplified in particular by the work of Foucault, Derrida, Lyotard, Baudrillard, Vattimo, Beck, Bourdieu, Goffman, Giddens, Levinas and Bauman, this book submits that an important responsibility of social enquiry today is to engage critically with the moral difficulties and ethical dilemmas which have arisen in relation to modernity.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages224
ISBN (Print)9780761955191, 9780761955207
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Publication series

NameTheory, Culture & Society


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