Author Houtman, Dick
Title Paradoxes of Individualization : Social Control and Social Conflict in Contemporary Modernity
Imprint Farnham : Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
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Note Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction: The Myth of Individualization and the Dream of Individualism -- 2 Agony of Choice?: The Social Embeddedness of Consumer Decisions -- 3 Beyond the Spiritual Supermarket -- 4 'Be Who You Want to Be'?: Commodified Agency in Online Computer Games -- 5 'Stormfront is like a Second Home to Me': Social Exclusion of Right-Wing Extremists -- 6 Contesting Individualism Online -- 7 Two Lefts and Two Rights: Class Voting and Cultural Voting in the Netherlands, 2002 -- 8 One Nation without God?: Post-Christian Cultural Conflict in the Netherlands -- 9 Secular Intolerance in a Post-Christian Society: The Case of Islam in the Netherlands -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Paradoxes of Individualization addresses one of the most hotly debated issues in contemporary sociology: whether a process of individualization is liberating selves from society so as to make them the authors of their personal biographies. The book adopts a cultural-sociological approach that firmly rejects such a notion of individualization as naïve. The process is instead conceptualized as an increasing social significance of moral notions of individual liberty, personal authenticity and cultural tolerance, which informs two paradoxes
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Houtman, Dick Paradoxes of Individualization : Social Control and Social Conflict in Contemporary Modernity Farnham : Taylor & Francis Group,c2016 9780754679028
Subject Individualism.;Individuality.;Social conflict.;Social control
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Alt Author Aupers, Stef
de Koster, Willem