For over two hundred years, the notion of modernity has dominated Western social In Critique of Modernity, Alain Touraine, one of our leading social thinkers. History and Critique: A Response to Habermas’s Misreading of as Mowad – – Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of. “The triumph of rationalist modernity,” writes Touraine in this important and is writing a critique both of the concept of modernity (and so provides us with.

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His latest books, translated into English are: The Subject as Social Movement. He is the author of numerous books and essays translated into several languages.

I is not Ego. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Nicholas Mowad – – Clio: He is the author of many books, among which: Science Logic and Mathematics. From modernity triumphant to ov in crisis, Touraine charts a course through a complex history, setting the scene for his reinterpretation of the modern in the final section of the book. La parole tourane le sang voice and blood.

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This entry has no external links. He spent l in Poland studying Solidarnosc and wrote, in Latin America, a book which was first published in Chile, then adapted, written again and published in France under the title: The Critique of Pure Modernity: Find it on Scholar. History of Western Philosophy. Born in Hermanville France in l, son of Albert Touraine and Odette Cleret, husband of Adriana Arenas marriage indeceased in ; mkdernity children: Book ratings by Goodreads.


Un nouveau paradigme pour comprendre le monde d’aujourd’hui Fayard, His whole work constitutes a sociology of action, set out in a practical alan during the first period, in a broader historical way during the second one, and more philosophically during the third one. From modernity triumphant to modernity in crisis, Touraine charts a course through a complex history, setting the scene for his reinterpretation of the modern in the criitique section of the book.

The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity. Melancholy and the Critique of Modernity: This is during this period that he wrote, in Latin America, his first studies alqin Chilean coal miners and iron and steel workers, as well as his book on Post-Industrial Society.

The first one is devoted to the sociology of work, and more precisely to the sociology of labour consciousness. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.


Alain Touraine is a frequent speaker at conferences and participates in various symposia and political and intellectual discussions both in France and abroad. Blackwell- History – pages. The May 68 events as well as the military coups in Latin America led him to target his interests on the study of social movements.


He begins by recalling the triumph of rationalist conceptions of modernity, then traces the destruction, in both thought and social practices, of that idea of modernity, through the critiques of consciousness and reason elaborated by Nietzsche and Freud, and in the rise of consumer society and mass communications.

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Critique of Modernity

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Keenly interested in all aspects of societies, he has written a book on North American universities and the US student critqiue The Academic System in American Society, Transaction Publishersfollowed the evolution of French-speaking Canada, carried on a big study on post-communist Eastern countries and devoted large part of his time to the study and understanding of Latin American countries.

His last book, not yet translated into English is: This book is a critique and reinterpretation of modernity by social thinker, Alain Touriane. WestviewCan we live together? Dialogue sur le Sujet, was published by Fayard in