Individualization

Institutionalized Individualism and its Social and Political Consequences

by Beck, Ulrich; Beck-Gernsheim, Elisabeth;

Description
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 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
Rights Information

WORLD

Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: November 2001
  • English
  • 9781412931410 / 0761961119
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 24.99 GBP
  • Pages: 222
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Readership: College - higher education
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: Ulrich Beck and Elizabeth Beck-Gernsheim.
  • Series: Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society
  • Reference Code: BDZ0002878965