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The reflexive imperative in late modernity, Margaret S. Archer

Label
The reflexive imperative in late modernity
Title
The reflexive imperative in late modernity
Statement of responsibility
Margaret S. Archer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book completes Margaret Archer's trilogy investigating the role of reflexivity in mediating between structure and agency. What do young people want from life? Using analysis of family experiences and life histories, her argument respects the properties and powers of both structures and agents and presents the 'internal conversation' as the site of their interplay. In unpacking what 'social conditioning' means, Archer demonstrates the usefulness of 'relational realism'. She advances a new theory of relational socialisation, appropriate to the 'mixed messages' conveyed in families that are rarely normatively consensual and thus cannot provide clear guidelines for action. Life-histories are analysed to explain the making and breaking of the various modes of reflexivity. Different modalities have been dominant from early societies to the present and the author argues that modernity is slowly ceding place to a 'morphogenetic society' as meta-reflexivity now begins to predominate, at least amongst educated young people"--
  • "This book completes Margaret Archer's trilogy investigating the role of reflexivity in mediating between structure and agency. What do young people want from life? Using analysis of family experiences and life histories, her argument respects the properties and powers of both and presents the 'internal conversation' as the site of their interplay. In unpacking what 'social conditioning' means, Archer demonstrates the usefulness of 'relational realism'. She advances a new theory of relational socialization, appropriate to the 'mixed messages' conveyed in families that are rarely normatively consensual and thus cannot provide clear guidelines for action. Life-histories are analysed to explain the making and breaking of different modes of reflexivity. Different modalities have been dominant from early societies to the present and the author argues that modernity is slowly ceding place to a 'morphogenetic society' as meta-reflexivity now begins to predominate, at least amongst educated young people"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Archer, Margaret Scotford
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM686
LC item number
.A73 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Socialization
  • Families
  • Reflection (Philosophy)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • Families
  • Reflection (Philosophy)
  • Socialization
  • Réflexion (philosophie)
  • Socialisation
Label
The reflexive imperative in late modernity, Margaret S. Archer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. A brief history of how reflexivity becomes imperative -- 2. The reflexive imperative versus habits and habitus -- 3. Reconceptualizing socialization as 'relational reflexivity' -- 4. Communicative reflexivity and its decline -- 5. Autonomous reflexivity: the new spirit of social enterprise -- 6. Meta-reflexives: critics of market and state -- 7. Fractured reflexives: casualties of the reflexive imperative -- Conclusion
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xi, 340 p.
Isbn
9781107020955
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011053163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)772608528
  • (OCoLC)ocn772608528
Label
The reflexive imperative in late modernity, Margaret S. Archer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. A brief history of how reflexivity becomes imperative -- 2. The reflexive imperative versus habits and habitus -- 3. Reconceptualizing socialization as 'relational reflexivity' -- 4. Communicative reflexivity and its decline -- 5. Autonomous reflexivity: the new spirit of social enterprise -- 6. Meta-reflexives: critics of market and state -- 7. Fractured reflexives: casualties of the reflexive imperative -- Conclusion
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xi, 340 p.
Isbn
9781107020955
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011053163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)772608528
  • (OCoLC)ocn772608528

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