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Modernity in Crisis

A Dialogue on the Culture of Belonging

Authors: Donskis, L.

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A blend of political theory, social theory, and philosophy of culture, the book will show the relationship and tension between thought and action, politics and literature, power and dissent in modern politics and culture.

About the authors

LEONIDAS DONSKIS is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy at Vytautas Magnus University Kaunas, Lithuania.

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"Passionate and erudite, engagingly written and courageously profound, this new book by Leonidas Donskis highlights the meanders, dilemmas, and paradoxes of modernity. It should be read by all those who reject simplistic platitudes and who are not afraid of often disturbing complexities." - Vladimir Tismaneanu, University of Maryland"This is a powerful original contribution to the philosophy of culture. Donskis shows that modernity is perforce always troubled, for we are confronted with competing cultural and political traditions from which we have emerged, while we are obliged to face divergent directions for our next steps. The result of Donskis s bold exploration is an impressive travelogue of the human spirit in which the reader takes an active part. This is truly what must be called an engaging book." - Robert Ginsberg, Director, The International Center for the Arts, Humanities, and Value Inquiry


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Skirbekk, Sigurd

  • Troubled Identity, or the European Canon and the Dilemmas of Memory

    Pages 7-42

    Donskis, Leonidas

  • Secrets, Mysteries, Conspiracies, and Art

    Pages 43-80

    Donskis, Leonidas

  • Eastern Europe after Communism

    Pages 81-132

    Donskis, Leonidas

  • The Crisis of Modernity and the Age of Anesthesia, or Life According to Zygmunt Bauman

    Pages 133-165

    Donskis, Leonidas

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eBook $59.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-10879-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-29158-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modernity in Crisis
Book Subtitle
A Dialogue on the Culture of Belonging
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Leonidas Donskis
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-33919-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230339194
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10879-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29158-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 205
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