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- DescriptionMuch of social and political thought over the last three centuries has been concerned with transgression and change, with progress and a focus on creating something 'better' than we have w. But when many of these ideas are put into practice the result has been violence, turmoil and human misery. This, we might say, has been the result of grand ideals taking precedence over the interests of ordinary people. This book presents an alternative view: the antimodern condition. This involves the rejection of change and progress and instead seeks to promote certainty, permanence and settlement. The antimodern condition is where we are in place and settled. It is where we are part of the world around us and t at war with it. It is where we accept our place: we are with those who we care for, and so we are theirs. The antimodern condition is where we recognise that we dwell within traditions, which may evolve and change, but which keep us within the bounds of what is kwn and what works. This book takes a cross-disciplinary approach, integrating ideas from politics, philosophy, social theory and architecture to present an alternative to progress and other modern conceits.
- Author BiographyPeter King is Reader in Social Thought at De Montfort University. He is the author of more than 15 books including In Dwelling (Ashgate, 2008). His work focuses on conservative social thought and its impact on social and public policy.
- Author(s)Peter King
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication04/02/2014
- SubjectPolitical Science & Theory
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAshgate Publishing Limited
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight408 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine10 mm
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