Item description for The Many Faces of Individualism (Morality and the Meaning of Life) by Anton Van Harskamp & A. W. Musschenga...
Individualism' and 'individualisation' are hotly debated concepts. Arguments about the definition and the moral and societal significance of these concepts are rife in the media and in scholarly circles. Whereas one side feels that these concepts designate processes of progress and individual freedom, the other side associates them with individual isolation, corrosion of social cohesion and other negative symptoms. This situation demands not a settlement for all differences of opinion-which would be impossible- but a more precise view of the content and of the different frameworks in which these concepts can be used. This volume aims to address this task. the central concepts, the essays in Part One focus on the sociological prevalence of individualism and on the multi-layered content of this concept. Part Two addresses the relationships between the dominant values of individualism and the political structure of Western societies. Part Three highlights the issue of social integration of individualising societies. Part Four examines the particular 'Gestalt' of society, which seems to fit processes of individualisation: Civil Society. Part Five deals with questions concerning the construction of personal and social identity in (post)modern society. of moral and political philosophy, social psychology, sociology of religion, and theology: Veit bader, Bert van den Brink, Karel Dobbelaere, Naomi Ellemers, Kieran Flanagan, Loek Halman, Wilhelm Heitmeyer, Rudi Laermans, Eric Mack, Albert W. Musschenga, Gertrud Nunner-Winkler, Philip Selznick, Andrew Shanks and Gert Verschraege (Peeters 2001)
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Studio: Peeters Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2001
Publisher David Brown
ISBN 9042909544 ISBN13 9789042909540
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More About Anton Van Harskamp & A. W. Musschenga
Oscar Salemink is a lecturer of social and cultural anthropology and Anton van Harskamp is a research fellow at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Ananta Kumar Giri teaches at the Madra Institute of Development Studies in Chennai, India and is visiting associate professor at the Research Center on Development and International Relations at Aalborg University in Denmark.
Anton Van Harskamp has an academic affiliation as follows - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.