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Un Nouveau Paradigme: Pour Comprendre le Monde D'Aujourd'hui
In the first centuries of modernization in the West, the social world was described and thought of in terms of politics: order and disorder, king and country, the people and revolution. In the wake of the Industrial Revolution, capitalism freed itself from political power and gave birth to another paradigm, one that was both economic and social. We began to speak in terms ...more
Paperback, 412 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Fayard
(first published January 1st 2005)
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Alain Touraine is a French sociologist. He is research director at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, where he founded the Centre d'étude des mouvements sociaux (see also Daniel Bertaux). He is best known for being the originator of the term "post-industrial society". His work is based on a "sociology of action," and believes that society shapes its future through structural mechani ...moreMore about Alain Touraine...