Identities and Modernizations by Tadeusz BuksinskiIdentities and Modernizations by Tadeusz Buksinski

Identities and Modernizations

EditorTadeusz Buksinski

Hardcover | October 8, 2013

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This book presents insights and understandings on the issue of identities and modernizations, contributed mainly by theoreticians from China and scholars from Central and Eastern European countries. Both regions have followed a similar path towards modernization until the second half of the twentieth century. The past experience in both regions leads to two crucial, yet paradoxical conclusions: Firstly, no modernization of economy, technology or science is possible without a prior modernization of the collective identity, i.e. of culture, tradition, religion and spirituality in general. Secondly, effective and long-term modernization cannot be achieved with disregard for tradition, culture, religion and spirituality. The theory of dispersed modernity is promoted.
Tadeusz Buksiński holds the Chair of Social and Political Philosophy of the University of Poznań (Poland). He has published more than 150 articles in Polish, English and German and 15 monographic books. His research concentrates on social philosophy, ethics, and the philosophy of religion.
Title:Identities and ModernizationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:October 8, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631644973

ISBN - 13:9783631644973

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Table of Contents

Contents: Tadeusz Buksiński: The Revenge of Culture – Gennadii Korzhov: Transnational Identities in Conditions of Global Modernization – Iwona Barwicka-Tylek: Should We Use of or Remove the Veil of Ignorance? – Yaroslaw Pasko: Ukrainian Intellectuals: New Class or Clients of Power? – Karolina Messyasz: Discourse of Modernization. Towards Young Generations after 1989. Assumptions and Implications for the Construction of Identity – Piotr W. Juchacz: On Political, Media, Cultural and Legal Environments of the Institution of Public Hearing in Poland – Karolina M. Cern: Boyer’s Four Domains of Scholarship Critically Reassessed – Wang Xingfu: The Complicated Modernity and Reconstruction of Chinese National Identity – Liu Senlin: Nihilism and the Cultural Identity of Modern Chinese Intellectuals: an Essay Concerning Zhu Qianzhi – Zou Shipeng: The National Identity and the Ethnic Consciousness of Modern China – Lin Yuchuan: Deconstruction of Universal Human Rights and the Value of Chinese Human Rights Mode: An Analysis Based on Sinicization of Marxist Human Rights Theory – Zhao Sikong: Transformation of Chinese Peasants’ Identity since 1978 – Tian Ming: Difference and Identity: Modernity and the Aesthetics – George Lohmann: Universal Human Rights and Particular Cultural Identities – Anna Antonowicz: Victorians and Aesthetic Modernization – Dinesh Chahal: Avoiding Negativity of Modernization with Blend of Values and Traditions – Ivan Shimko: Ethnocentrism - Uses – Krzysztof Przybyszewski: Sustainable Development Project as a new Modernization Proposal – Michał T.J. Katafiasz: Public Civil Identity as a Legal Basis for the Global Public Order – Dariusz Dobrzański: Individual Identity as a Social Phenomenon: Habermas’ Modification of the Category of Subject in Durkheim’s Social Philosophy.