STARTING POINT. PART ONE: A BLIND SOCIETY. CHAPTER ONE: DOING AWAY WITH THE DOMINANT INTERPRETIVE DISCOURSE. CHAPTER TWO: THE IMAGINARY REVOLUTION. CHAPTER THREE: KILLING THE SUBJECT. CHAPTER FOUR: DEFENSIVE POLICIES. CHAPTER FIVE: LIGHT AND SHADE. PART TWO: A NEW WAY OF LOOKING AT THINGS. CHAPTER SIX : INTRODUCTION TO PART TWO: THE THEATRE FILLS UP. CHAPTER SEVEN: MODERNITY. CHAPTER EIGHT: THE SUBJECT. CHAPTER NINE: CONFLICTS AND MOVEMENTS. CHAPTER TEN: THE SUBJECT, THE OTHER, AND OTHERS. POINT OF ARRIVAL. REFERENCES. INDEX.
Alain Touraine, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales Paris
'Once again, as so many times before, by thinking differently Alain Touraine allows us to do the same. No one so easily cuts against the grain to show his readers how better to join the hard boards of social and political life.' Charles Lemert, author of Thinking the Unthinkable 'Touraine's analyses of modernity and the subject, of social movements and of the meaning of freedom, are concise, original and indeed provocative for all those who cling to conventional wisdoms. The book combines wisdom with commitment, the experience of the scholar with the relentless questioning typical of a great mind.' Peter Wagner, Trento University