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Cosmic Society : Towards a Sociology of the Universe
by Peter Dickens and James Ormrod

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An original vision and a pedagogical text on a major issue of our time and, even more, of our childens.

Goran Therborn is University Professor of Sociology at Uppsala University, Sweden, and Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of Cambridge, UK.  Read more...


 
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Overview

An original vision and a pedagogical text on a major issue of our time and, even more, of our childens.

Goran Therborn is University Professor of Sociology at Uppsala University, Sweden, and Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Arguably the most important and certainly the most ambitious book of recent sociology.

Bryan Turner, Editor of the Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology.

Space weaponry, satellite surveillance and communications, and private space travel are all means in which outer space is being humanized: incorporated into society s projects. But what are the political implications of society not only being globalized, but becoming cosmic ?

Our ideas about society have long affected, and been affected by, our understanding of the universe: large sections of our economy and society are now organized around humanity s use of outer space. Our view of the universe, our increasingly cosmic society, and even human consciousness are being transformed by new relations with the cosmos.

As the first sociological book to tackle humanity s relationship with the universe, this fascinating volume links social theory to classical and contemporary science, and proposes a new cosmic social theory. Written in a punchy, student-friendly style, this timely book engages with a range of topical issues, including cyberspace, terrorism, tourism, surveillance and globalization."


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  • ISBN-13: 9780415374323
  • ISBN-10: 0415374324
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: December 2007
  • Page Count: 228


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