By Robert Bickel
With specific consciousness to his paintings on modernization and modernity as construed by way of a sociologist of information, this e-book deals a sympathetic exposition and review of Peter Berger’s paintings as one of many world’s such a lot comprehensive and influential sociologists.
In the context of an exam of Berger’s ongoing paintings at the social development of truth, varieties of awareness, the function of science-based know-how, pluralism, and different pertinent issues, the writer additionally considers Berger’s targeted and considerate method of learn and theorizing. Berger’s approach to ‘sociological tourism’, which departs sharply from the present emphasis within the social sciences on ever extra advanced and ostensibly rigorous statistical systems, presents a clean stream clear of the more and more esoteric and infrequently alienating methodological self-consciousness that characterizes modern sociology.
With this designated strategy, this publication will attract students and scholars of sociology who proportion Berger’s curiosity. the significance of modernization and modernity on an international scale is indisputable, and a deeper realizing in their nature and results, also will gain contributors of the clever laity who're no longer sociological experts yet are open to new rules which are truly explained.
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