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Individualization: Instituitionalized Individualism and Its Social and Political Consequences: Institutionalized Individualism and Its Social and Political ... association with Theory, Culture & Society) Ulrich Beck

Individualization: Instituitionalized Individualism and Its Social and Political Consequences: Institutionalized Individualism and Its Social and Political ... association with Theory, Culture & Society)

Ulrich Beck

Published February 4th 2002
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222 pages
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Individualization argues that we are in the midst of a fundamental change in the nature of society and politics. This change hinges around two processes: globalization and individualization. The book demonstrates that individualization is aMoreIndividualization argues that we are in the midst of a fundamental change in the nature of society and politics. This change hinges around two processes: globalization and individualization. The book demonstrates that individualization is a structural characteristic of highly differentiated societies, and does not imperil social cohesion, but actually makes it possible. Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim argue that it is vital to distinguish between the neo-liberal idea of the free-market individual and the concept of individualization. The result is the most complete discussion of individualization currently available, showing how individualization relates to basic social rights and also paid employment- and concluding that in