Individualization: Institutionalized Individualism and its Social and Political Consequences (Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society)

Individualization: Institutionalized Individualism and its Social and Political Consequences (Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society)

Ulrich Beck, Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim


Individualization argues that we're in the middle of a primary swap within the nature of society and politics. this transformation hinges round strategies: globalization and individualization. The booklet demonstrates that individualization is a structural attribute of hugely differentiated societies, and doesn't imperil social unity, yet truly makes it attainable. Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim argue that it will be important to differentiate among the neo-liberal suggestion of the free-market person and the concept that of individualization. the result's the main entire dialogue of individualization at present to be had, exhibiting how individualization pertains to uncomplicated social rights and in addition paid employment; and concluding that during

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